Mental Health Inpatient Care 

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Inpatient psychiatric programs at MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot and MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland provide short-term acute psychiatric help to people who need 24-hour care and monitoring. Our facilities are lively, attractive, homelike places where patients and staff work together as a team and every patient is treated with compassion and dignity. We also involve families as part of our philosophy of care.

Our shorter average length of stay and lower readmission rates demonstrate our ability to help patients recover quickly and effectively.


Having on-site access to experienced, trained experts enables us to manage both psychiatric patients who have medical complications and medical patients who have psychiatric complications. We screen patients for other health problems at admission and make appropriate referrals to treat any conditions that may impact recovery.

Our treatment teams include:

  • Board-certified psychiatrists
  • Specialty trained nurses
  • Doctoral-level, masters-level and certified psychologists and therapists
  • Social workers
  • Occupational, physical and recreational therapists
  • Dietitians and multi-specialty medical staff


Our facilities offer a safe, confidential environment with attractive surroundings and helpful amenities. Both programs are designed to promote daily social interaction and increase self-reliance, two important aspects of recovery. Midland and Alma are small, pleasant, easy-to-navigate cities with convenient hotels and services for visiting family and friends.

MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot

  • Ping PongA 26-bed secured unit for adult and geriatric patients
  • All private rooms with a beautiful view of the countryside
  • Amenities include a therapy kitchen where patients can cook foods they enjoy, an activity room and two, large medical Jacuzzi hot tubs for relaxation
  • Visits by a trained therapy dog can be arranged
  • Therapy space to provide a variety of options n which to conduct personal and group interactions
  • Centrally located in Alma, Michigan

Virtual Tour: Inpatient Psychiatric Care at MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot

MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland

  • Mental Health Staff With PatientsActivity room includes exercise and leisure equipment
  • Court proceedings can be held on-site
  • Located on the beautiful 180-acre wooded campus of MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland, with easy access from anywhere in the city.

Virtual Tour: Inpatient Psychiatric Care at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland


Both locations provide these services:

  • Psychiatric and nursing evaluation
  • Daily psychiatric management
  • Individual sessions with a psychiatrist
  • One-on-one counseling, focused on problem solving techniques and medication education
  • Group therapy sessions geared toward situation management, recreation and leisure development, and key skills such as stress management, self-esteem, coping and assertiveness
  • Recreational and activity therapy
  • Physical and occupational therapy (as needed)
  • Treatment of medical problems
  • Medication management

Admissions and Referrals

Formal voluntary and involuntary admissions are accepted.

Inpatient referrals are accepted from physicians, community mental health providers and other licensed independent practitioners. Other referrals are accepted but may be sent to an emergency room for evaluation.

For non-Medicaid voluntary admissions, referring professionals may call these numbers for information and assistance:

  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot - call the inpatient coordinator at (989) 466-3304
  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland - call 24-hours to speak with a behavioral health professional at (989) 839-3690

Non-insured and Medicaid patients must first be screened by the Community Mental Health Authority where they reside. We work regularly with Community Mental Health agencies from around the state to facilitate Medicaid admissions to our units.

Involuntary admissions (patients whose illness prevents their ability to understand and agree to admission) should be sent to the nearest hospital emergency room or local Community Mental Health Authority. Staffs at these sites are trained to handle involuntary admissions to our programs.


MidMichigan accepts a range of commercial insurances, including Blue Cross, APS, and ConnectCare, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. To discuss specific insurance acceptance, call (989) 466-3304 for MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot or (989) 839-3000 and ask for pager #238 for MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland, during normal business hours.

Contact Information

MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena
Inpatient Care
(989) 356-7258

MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot
Inpatient Coordinator/Insurance Specialist
(989) 466-3304

Nurse Manager
(989) 466-7266 or Toll Free (800) 392-7652

MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
24-Hour Admission Line
(989) 839-3690

Insurance Specialist
(989) 633-7569

Nursing Director
(989) 839-3775