Geisinger Behavioral Health Centers

Moosic’s trusted mental health treatment programs & hospital

People in need of behavioral healthcare can turn to Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast in Moosic, Pa. We treat patients age 18 and older of all genders who need acute psychiatric care and support for mental health disorders. People of all backgrounds can receive evidence-based treatment at our state-of-the-art facility just three miles south of downtown Scranton.

If you have symptoms of a mental health disorder and need immediate stabilization, trust the Geisinger Behavioral Health Center team. Our 96-bed, acute inpatient treatment facility provides a secure and nurturing environment where you alike can embark on your healing journey.

Overview of programming

People often have different mental health treatment needs. That’s why inpatient treatment programs are tailored to each age group to address individual needs. You can expect exceptional treatment at the following levels of care:

  • Acute inpatient treatment for adults age 18 and older
  • Acute inpatient treatment for adolescents ages 13–17 – coming fall of 2024

We’re committed to providing the latest evidence-based practices and trauma-informed approaches to care. You’ll have a team of behavioral health professionals providing treatment that promotes continued restoration and growth. The types of professionals you may work with include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Behavioral health technicians
  • Case managers
  • Mental health therapists
  • Creative arts therapists
  • Peer supports
  • Occupational therapists
  • Dietitians

The treatment team at Geisinger Behavioral Health Center will support you in achieving personal growth and lasting positive change. As a leading provider of behavioral health treatment in Pennsylvania, we offer patients a welcoming healing environment. And beginning on day one, your treatment team will prioritize a smooth transition out of care by developing a comprehensive discharge plan.

Adult inpatient program

If you have symptoms of a mental health disorder and need help, acute inpatient treatment can offer immediate stabilization. This level of care is appropriate when mental health symptoms pose a risk to your safety or sense of well-being. Providing a supportive healing environment is key for adults with symptoms of:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Addressing co-occurring substance use disorders alongside mental health conditions is part of your treatment at Geisinger Behavioral Health Center, if needed. Together with your care team, you can break the cycle of dependence that can worsen your symptoms.

Every adult in our inpatient treatment program receives an individualized care plan that may include medication management, basic medical care, and group, individual and experiential therapy sessions. Therapy sessions are guided by principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI) and a 12-Step approach to care.

The average length of stay for adults at this level of care is five to seven days.

Adolescent inpatient program - coming fall of 2024

Young people ages 13 to 17 who have depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis or posttraumatic stress disorder can find immediate intervention in Geisinger Behavioral Health Center’s comprehensive inpatient program.

Our inpatient treatment program for adolescents offers 24/7 supervision in a safe therapeutic environment. You’ll receive a customized treatment plan that may include basic medical care, medication management, and group, individual and experiential therapy sessions. Group therapy is particularly valuable for this age group because it provides an opportunity for community and peer support. Therapy sessions may cover topics such as coping skills, goal setting, forming strong relationships and healthy communication skills.

The typical length of stay for adolescents at this level of care is five to seven days.

Learn more about our facility in Moosic, Pa.

People with mental health disorders can expect evidence-based treatment from Geisinger Behavioral Health Center. Acute inpatient treatment is delivered by a diverse team of trained behavioral health professionals who support you. By realizing your unique strengths and gifts, you can find confidence and lasting resilience in every area of your life.

Throughout your time in our acute inpatient treatment program, you’ll collaborate closely with our team to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. This plan will include daily therapies, such as group, individual and experiential therapies. The goal: to alleviate feelings of isolation, encourage meaningful social interactions and promote healing and personal growth.

Reach out to our admissions staff with any questions about inpatient mental health treatment at Geisinger Behavioral Health Center. We’re happy to help.

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast.