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Jay County Hospital Behavioral Health

Jay County Hospital Behavioral Health is a mental health program providing inpatient diagnostic and treatment services for the adult population over the age of 18, and outpatient services for the entire family.  The treatment team provides support, structure and the therapy needed to help attain the highest possible quality  of life and well-being.

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Inpatient Services

Patient Referral

Physicians, families, nursing homes and the community may make referrals to JCH Behavioral Health by contacting the unit directly at 260-726-1865. The initial assessment is free and conducted by a JCH Behavioral Health professional. The confidential assessment may include pre-admission telephone screening and/or a personal evaluation. The patient will be admitted for treatment or we will assist with recommendations for alternate care.

Admission Guidelines

Appropriate diagnoses may include depression, anxiety disorders as well as other psychiatric diagnoses. Potential patients may have any of the following symptoms:

  • Alzheimer's/Dementia patients with behavioral disturbances
  • Social withdrawal or isolation
  • Loss of will to live
  • Sudden mood/personality changes
  • Sadness/depression
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior/agitation
  • Hallucinations/delusions
  • Need for regulated psychotropic medication stabilization
  • Acute or worsening of psychiatric issues interferes with activities of daily living and/or care of medical conditions

Treatment Program

JCH Behavioral Health focuses on patients dealing with issues of depression, dementia, paranoia and other mental and emotional problems. The program provides an individualized treatment program for each patient. A variety of approaches are used including group, individual and family counseling, and support services as needed.

Family Involvement and Support

The family and/or the referral source are encouraged to be involved in assessment, treatment planning, continuing care, and discharge planning. With the patient's/legal representative's permission, the social worker or other members of the treatment team maintain communication with family members who have granted consent to information during the patient's hospitalization about treatment, progress and other issues concerning the patient.

Treatment team meetings are held shortly after admission and weekly involving the psychiatrist, social worker, nurse, program director, activity director, and outside agencies as appropriate. The patient or legal representative may attend as appropriate. The purpose of the meeting is to share information and to identify the prescribed course of treatment for the individual patient.

Outpatient Services

Jay County Behavioral Health provides a full range of counseling and treatment options. From meeting with an outpatient therapist to inpatient hospitalization, the professionals at Jay County Behavioral Health can develop the treatment plan that fits your needs.


All services provided by Jay County Behavioral Health will follow the patient privacy policies of Jay County Hospital. Professional care will be provided with respect to your feelings and needs as always

Services Provided:

Jay County Behavioral Health sees psychiatric, emotional, and addictive problems as treatable medical issues.

Individual/Couples/Family Counseling


Suicidal Tendencies


Bipolar Disorder


Alcohol/Chemical Dependency

Anger Management

Eating Disorders

Smoking Cessation

Jay County Behavioral Health believes in a continuity of care and is able to provide that to our clients. With outpatient or inpatient services available at Jay County Behavioral Health, we can fully meet your mental health needs.

Outpatient Self Assessment Table

Outpatient Client Face Sheet

Outpatient Social History Questionnaire

Outpatient Unit Phone: 260-726-1960
Inpatient Unit Phone: 260-726-1865
Inpatient Unit Toll free: 1-877-897-9892
Inpatient Fax Line: 260-726-1901

Alzheimer’s Association: www.alz.org
National Institute on Mental Health www.nimh.nih.gov/
National Alliance on Mental Illness www.nami.org