Clinical Services

Interdisciplinary teams on each psychiatric unit work with clients upon admission to formulate Individual Treatment Plans, which set forth modes of treatment and criteria to be met for subsequent discharge.  

Members of each team include a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, activity therapist and nursing staff. 

The psychiatrist is the lead member of the team and makes a diagnosis, prescribes medication, and does individual counseling with each client.  

Other medical doctors participate in physical examinations and handle minor medical emergencies. Major medical problems are referred to general hospitals. 

Psychologists provide a comprehensive range of services in the area of psychological assessment and consultation, education, psychotherapy and milieu therapy on all units.  A variety of intelligence, projective and personality tests are used. 

The social workers at the hospital perform an initial social work assessment and social history upon admission. They also coordinate discharge planning, determine unmet needs of patients while hospitalized and provide therapeutic services to clients and their families. 

An initial activity therapy assessment is done on all new clients to set goals and objectives. Active treatment, using recreation, music and arts and crafts, is used to meet the goals.  Activity therapy operates a central recreation/social center. 

The nursing staff is the heart of the hospital.  The registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and health service technicians provide comprehensive psychiatric care on a 24 hour basis in accordance with the physician’s prescribed treatment and with the recognition of dignity and uniqueness of each client.  

Other clinical services include Dental Clinic, Clinical Laboratory, X-Ray, Pharmaceutical Services and Infection Control.

Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  The adult admitting unit is certified for Medicare reimbursements by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).  The ICF/MR Program is certified for Medicaid.

Support Services

Support services provide a wide range of necessary administrative and clinical services to assist the direct care units in carrying out their missions.  Support services includes: 

  • Staff Development and Training
  • Environmental Services
  • Engineering, Maintenance and Groundskeeping
  • Safety and Environmental Health Services
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement
  • Financial Services
  • Medical Records
  • Data Management
  • Food and Dietetic Services
  • Human Resource Management
  • Facility Police Department
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Client Care Units

Adult Acute Care   
The Adult Acute Care Unit has 33 beds for short term care.  The treatment team is interdisciplinary with emphasis on the provision of stabilization, treatment, and discharge.  Adult Acute Care is located in Building 6.

Secure Care 
The Secure Care Unit is a medium security unit serving clients involved with the criminal justice system.  This unit has 34 beds and is located in Building 4.

Recovery Care 
The Recovery Care Unit has 34 beds with rehabilitation as its chief focus.  The unit serves clients who need to acquire or improve both coping and living skills in order to function outside the hospital.  The unit is located in Building 5.

Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Program - Bloomingdale, Georgia

The Crisis Stabilization Program (CSP) for Children and Adolescents is a medically monitored short-term residential service that provides psychiatric and behavioral stabilization and detoxification. The CSP is designed to serve as a first line alternative to hospitalization in state hospitals. Crisis Stabilization Residential Services are intended for individuals who are experiencing a period of acute stress that significantly impairs the capacity to cope with normal life circumstances. The sixteen-bed program operates under the supervision of the program physician and nurse manager.

More information: Lakeside Center Crisis Stabilization Program

Catchment Area

Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah serves twenty-four (24) counties in the southeastern portion of Georgia. These counties include:

  • Appling
  • Atkinson
  • Bacon
  • Bulloch
  • Brantley
  • Bryan
  • Camden
  • Candler
  • Charlton
  • Chatham
  • Clinch
  • Coffee
  • Effingham
  • Evans
  • Glynn
  • Jeff Davis
  • Liberty
  • Long
  • Pierce
  • Tattnall
  • Toombs
  • Ware
  • McIntosh
  • Wayne