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Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit

Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit
1013 Hart Boulevard
Monticello, MN 55362

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Main: 763-271-2885

Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit at CentraCare Health – Monticello

CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit provides comprehensive, 24/7, inpatient medical and psychiatric care to patients 55 years or older who require a secure environment for optimal treatment and management of complex mental health conditions.

Common patient conditions include:

  • Depression
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia

Our Unique Model of Care

The Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit at CentraCare Health – Monticello delivers innovative care that is led by a team of geriatricians who believe in caring for the whole person to ensure the best outcomes for patients. Our unique geriatrician model of care is part of our dedicated multidisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, clinical social workers and nurses who provide high quality, patient-centered care by creating individualized plans to support the unique needs of each patient through:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation
  • Psychiatric nursing care
  • Psychotherapy counseling
  • Therapeutic programming
  • Goal development
  • Medication management
  • Family support and education
  • Geriatrician onsite six days a week

Supportive Services to Heal the Whole Person

  • Animal assistive therapy
  • Baking and cooking
  • Yoga
  • Music
  • Aromatherapy
  • Art


Admitting a Patient

Patients can be admitted to CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit from care centers, assisted living facilities, memory care units, primary physicians and emergency rooms. We also engage with post-acute facilities to allow for optimal discharge planning and to ensure continuity in care.

Admitting criteria considerations include:

  • Patients 55 years or older
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Dementia diagnosis with behavioral disturbance
  • Recent suicide attempt
  • Danger to self or others

A Safe Environment

CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit provides a confidential and safe environment for patients to receive care. The 10-bed, locked unit is equipped with appropriate safety requirements, professionally trained staff, and around-the-clock video surveillance.

CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and families who are faced with the challenges of complex mental health conditions through supportive care in a safe and compassionate environment.

Visiting Friends and Family

CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit understands that the support of family can increase positive outcomes for patients. We encourage family and friends to participate in their loved one’s care and offer convenient visiting hours to encourage healing through socialization.  For the safety of our visitors, staff and patients, please consult your loved one’s admitting packet to learn more about items that are allowed and not allowed on the Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit.

Daily Visiting Hours

Noon – 1 p.m.
5 – 7 p.m.
In addition to visiting hours, staff are happy to assist families in contacting family members or friends during their stay. For more information, call 763-271-2885.

Photos from the Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit

  • The Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit at CentraCare Health – Monticello delivers innovative care that is led by a team of geriatricians who believe in caring for the whole person to ensure the best outcomes for patients.
  • CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit includes supportive services, including animal assistive therapy, to heal the whole person.
  • CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit provides a confidential and safe environment for patients to receive care.
  • CentraCare Health – Monticello’s Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and families who are faced with the challenges of complex mental health conditions.