Behavioral Health Services
Sometimes dealing with the challenges and changes in our lives can be overwhelming. There are times when one can feel isolated and alone. Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is committed to providing a compassionate and safe environment to deal with behavioral health issues.
What Is Insights?
Insights is a 15-bed inpatient psychiatric facility located in Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. We provide specialized mental health services to individuals ages 45 and above who are experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms, which include, but are not limited to, changes in mood, behavior and thoughts, and cognitive disorders.
Our goal is to be part of the solution by helping our patients develop the essential skills to deal with real life issues, such as:
- Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
- Loss of interest
- Mood swings
- Delusions and/or hallucinations
- Loss of energy
- Difficulty concentrating
Physicians, healthcare professionals, nursing care centers, hospitals, friends and family members may refer an individual to our programs 24 hours a day. This facility does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin or disability.
- Private patient rooms
- Individual, group, activity, education and family therapy
- Medication management
- Comprehensive discharge planning
- Multidisciplinary treatment team
Along with our highly qualified psychiatry team, Insights also addresses medical issues under the guidance of consulting medical physicians. Insights provides confidential pre-admission screenings and transportation to and from the unit.
Criteria for Admission
- Age 45 and above
- At risk for a potential or actual danger to self or others
- Decrease in normal daily functioning
- Requires skilled and continuous monitoring
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center provides a continuum of mental health services including: Insights, an inpatient program; Reflections, an outpatient program, and Discovery House, a residential facility for men ages 21 and up who have a primary psychiatric diagnosis and who are currently in transition of permanent housing.
Dr. Edwin Urbi
920 Coliseum Boulevard
Alexandria, LA 71303
Medical School: University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center College of Medicine in Quezon City, Phillippines
Internship: Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital in Westbrook, Connecticut
Fellowship: Yale-New Haven Hospital in Westbrook, Connecticut