Guides to Care

Admission Guide

Admission Guide

The inpatient unit at Bangkok Mental Health Hospital offers assessment and treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions that are not available in general hospitals. Our services include consultations and therapies tailored to address specific mental health conditions.

The inpatient unit at Bangkok Mental Health Hospital uses a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, and case managers, to work on all aspects of patient care. Our 30-bed unit has a locked ward program and facilities for physical and occupational therapies. Our treatment program is designed with a focus on maintaining the safety, dignity, and confidentiality of each individual, which are essential for providing effective treatment.

A mental health specialist or nurse will assist you in settling into the program and your room. You can approach any inpatient staff member to seek clarification or express any concerns or questions you may have.

After you have been sorted into your programs, your family and friends may visit you during the visiting hours upon request. However, you may discuss any concerns with the staff in charge before allowing any visits.

Throughout your admission at the hospital, you will be under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, who will look after and assist you on the road to your recovery.

What is the admission process?

The initial admission process involves taking notes and recording information for your personalized treatment plan. Once this process is complete, you will either be admitted to an inpatient program or referred to the most suitable program for your care. You will be requested to sign information documents, including consent forms that permit us to release your provided information to the hospital.

Medication Reconciliation

To ensure an accurate review of your medications during admissions, we advise bringing a complete list of your prescriptions to the hospital. After your admission, our pharmacist will dispense all necessary medications in compliance with hospital policies.

Privacy Protection

Taking photographs, videos, or voice recordings is not permissible at the inpatient program facility to protect the privacy of every attendee.

Personal belongings that should be brought to the hospital during your stay at the inpatient program facility:

Please ensure that you bring all your daily and essential medicines with you, as we do not have medication dispensing services available.

Bangkok Mental Health Hospital will provide clothes for your everyday wear

Bringing personal belongings to the hospital facility, such as glasses or medical devices such as hearing or visual aids, is allowed.

Bangkok Mental Health Hospital will not be responsible for loss or impairment to personal possessions such as glasses, hearing devices, and dentures. We strongly advise leaving jewelry and other valuable items at home and sending them home with your family.

Discouraged Items

To enhance focus and engagement during group therapies and other treatment, use of cellphones is restricted or discouraged in some inpatient programs, while others may allow only limited usage. It is recommended that you inquire about the cellphone policies at your program with the staff.

Please inquire about the computer policies at your inpatient program.

To ensure safety and privacy, the following items are prohibited at the hospital facility:

  • Liquor
  • Shaving blades or electric razors
  • Guns or weapons or firearms
  • Knives or any sharp objects
  • Cameras
  • Glass bottles or containers
  • Matches or lighters
  • Plastic bags
  • Cigarettes
  • Mirrors
  • Video recorders
  • Glass photo frames

Unit Regulations

The designated visiting hours are from 11:00 AM to 20:00 PM. These hours are carefully scheduled to avoid overlapping with your treatment program. However, if the visiting hours are inconvenient for certain visitors, our team will do their best to arrange alternative times. If you have any concerns regarding visiting hours, our nurses are always available to assist you. It is mandatory for visitors to inform the staff about any items they are bringing onto the unit. There will be a checking of the visitors’ belongings when entering the unit for the utmost safety of our individuals.

Meals for each individual are given at the unit. Those who wish to have meals outside the hospital shall inform the staff.

Monitoring at the inpatient unit at Bangkok Mental Health Hospital involves the nurses checking on each individual, location, and safety every hour, 24 hours a day. The individuals are also observed through CCTV, as the attending doctor advises. Please note that when the individuals are sleeping, the nurse will also enter the room to ensure everything is in place.

The nurses and MHS collaborate with each individual to manage their impulses and prevent harming themselves, others, or property. If the behaviors of any individual escalate, the use of seclusion or restraints for a brief period is required. These measures can help minimize excessive anxiety or fear.

Our staff is committed to providing you with the utmost care and ensuring you are comfortable during your stay. They are always available to address any questions you may have. Bangkok Mental Health staff is well-trained and knowledgeable to provide information about your treatment plan, medications, or any other aspect of your care. They are all dedicated to establishing the support and resources you need to achieve your goals and recover successfully. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to them.