Psychiatry Services

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Psychiatry Services caregivers understand the special, and often critical, needs of our patients. Admissions are accepted on a 24-hour basis with free intake assessment. Inpatient services allow practitioners to admit patients to the hospital for short-term intensive evaluation, crisis intervention, and/or medical detoxification.


  • Turning Point for Adults
  • Pathways For Seniors
  • Psychiatric I.C.C. (Intensive Care Center)
  • Medical-Psychiatry Services

We offer two separate comprehensive group therapy programs, Senior Health and New Options. Both are supervised by our full-time doctoral-level psychologist. Senior Health specializes in meeting the unique needs of our geriatric population. New Options specializes in satisfying the requirements of a higher functioning adult population.


  • Psychiatric/Psychological Assessment: Each client receives a comprehensive assessment which is utilized in the development of an individualized treatment plan.
  • Chemical Detoxification: Medical detoxification is initiated to permit safe withdrawal from addictive substances with minimal discomfort.
  • Management of Pharmacological Interventions: This is a physician-directed service. Many behavioral problems can be treated and improved with the administration of psychiatric medication, along with psychotherapy and support.
  • Daily Group and Individual Psychotherapy: This program helps patients identify problems and develop a follow-up plan of care for addressing those problems. Group therapy enables patients to learn and use new coping skills as they interact with peers and staff.
  • Suicide Precautions: Our Suicide Precautions/Risk Level System ensures that every patient is monitored and observed at intervals deemed necessary according to his or her clinical symptoms.
  • Intensive Protective Interventions: Our staff is trained in effective preventative and therapeutic physical interventions to provide the best care in a safe and secure environment.
  • Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning: A multidisciplinary treatment plan is initiated upon admission for each patient. This plan identifies the patient’s immediate critical needs and provides a plan of action to meet those needs.
  • Social Service Assessment/Intervention: This service educates the patient about treatment options available in the Catawba Valley and surrounding areas. Its purpose is to ensure that patients have the optimum plan for available follow-up care.
  • Community Resource Utilization: A goal in treatment that increases the likelihood patients will succeed in outpatient treatment.
  • Therapy: This consists of a wide range of therapeutic activities, including assertiveness training, relaxation training, self-expression through music and recreational activities, reminiscence, and self-awareness exercises.

Our Psychiatry Services Staff

We offer a professional staff specially trained in psychiatry to provide a caring and personal approach to treatment. Our staff consists of the following specialists:

  • Administrator of Psychiatry Services
  • Director of Psychiatry Services
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Registered Nurse
  • Psychiatry Resource Liaison Nurse
  • Patient Care Coordinator
  • Professional Development Coordinator
  • Psychiatric Technician II
  • Psychiatric Technician I- Nursing Aides I & II
  • Unit Secretary
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Medical Social Worker
  • RN Case Coordinator
  • RN Case Manager
  • Psychiatry Activity Coordinator
  • Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
  • Safety Technician
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant


Catawba Valley Medical Center, 7th Floor
810 Fairgrove Church Road SE
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828.326.3700

Please see our online Psychiatry Services Visitors Guide for information about visiting

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