Planning for the care you’ll need when you leave Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital begins the day you’re admitted. Your treatment team will work with you and your family or support system to establish a detailed plan for further therapy or other treatments after discharge. You may continue your treatment in one of our outpatient programs, or we may connect with outside resources to support your ongoing recovery.
Your treatment team will determine your discharge date. A clinician liaison will meet with you and your family to ensure that you have all the information you need once you leave the hospital.
This might include:
- Instructions from your psychiatrist or therapist
- Prescriptions and information about your medication
- Diet restrictions
- Signs or symptoms to look out for
- Arrangements for outpatient care or follow-up treatment
Aftercare is only as effective as the effort you put into it. It’s important that you understand your discharge plan and follow all the instruction provided. Make sure you ask lots of questions during the discharge process and don’t hesitate to call us if more questions come up after you leave the hospital.