Inpatient Hospitalization Program

Providing specialized care for each individual patient.

Our Inpatient Hospitalization Program provides safety and stabilization through multidisciplinary treatment through group, individual, and family therapy sessions. With 24/7 care in the hospital, our intensive treatment options focus on thorough assessment and symptom stabilization while working on healthy living skills.

Inpatient Hospitalization Hours

  • Every day (24/7/365)
  • Treatment program occurs 9:00am to 5:00pm

Length of stay

  • Averages 7 to 11 days


Visiting Hours: 

  • Due to the increase in Covid cases in our community, we at PrairieCare are suspending visitation to protect the safety of our patients.  We will provide an update here in the future.

Treatment in the hospital setting is a full day experience for your loved one. It is important to their care that they participate in group programming throughout the course of each day. While having visitors is important children and adolescents in the hospital, it is equally important for them to attend groups and sessions during the day with as little disruption to their care as possible. We encourage you to visit for short periods of time as many days of the week as you can. It may be helpful to consult with the treatment team around the time of day that will work best for each individual patient to have visitors.

Services are provided by our professional team here at PrairieCare and include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Nurses
  • Chaplain/Spiritual Care Staff
  • Primary Care Consultants

Treatment Goals

Our Inpatient Hospitalization Program provides active and intensive therapeutic services in a coordinated and structured environment. This is an acute care setting focused on the stabilization of a child and/or adolescent’s psychiatric needs related to the crisis which preceded their need for inpatient hospitalization.

Our team works together with an interdisciplinary treatment plan focused on each patient’s presenting needs. We will also identify the goals of treatment, identify discharge recommendations, and create a discharge plan for an average length of stay between 7 and 11 days.

Visiting Information

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have taken several precautions to keep our patients, visitors, and employees healthy and safe. We work directly with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure we are implementing best practices and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Due to the increase in Covid cases in our community, we at PrairieCare are suspending visitation to protect the safety of our patients.  We will provide an update here in the future.

All visitors must be on the approved visit list and follow the below outline.

  • Visiting Hours: Only Legal Guardians are the only visitors allowed at this time.
  • A valid picture ID must be presented to the receptionist upon arrival for all visitors 16 and older. If a visitor does not have a picture ID, two forms of identification are acceptable.
  • Individuals under the age of 18 must be always accompanied by an adult when visiting with a patient. The accompanying adult must be on the approved visit list.
  • Photo ID must be shown at every visit and check-in.
  • Prior to entering the patient unit, visitors are subjected to a metal detecting wand or walk-through metal detector to identify potential contraband.
  • All visitors must comply with this prior to entering the unit.
  • Items such as car keys and cell phones will be secured in a locker prior to entering the unit.
  • Purses, scarves, coats, cell phones, MP3 players, and any other electronic devices are prohibited from being brought onto the unit.
  • Visitors are encouraged to leave personal items in their car.
  • Following the visit, the visitor can retrieve these items.
  • All items brought to the unit are subjected to search by a security officer.

It all starts with a phone call…

If you are a clinician, physician, or provider looking to refer a patient, call 952-826-8475.

No-cost mental health screenings via phone are offered to anybody seeking psychiatric services at Prairiecare.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, counselor, physician, family, or friend – and not sure where to turn – you can call us at 952-826-8475 to help determine the best services for each individual’s needs or reach us through email by filling out this form.