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Who We Serve

Oregon State Hospital serves adults who need intensive, psychiatric treatment for severe and persistent mental illness. With our 24-hour, onsite nursing and psychiatric care, we help patients gain the skills they need to successfully transition back to the community.

Our patients have been committed by one of four ways:

  • Civil — People who come to Oregon State Hospital through a civil commitment require 24-hour care that is not available through community programs. They have been found by the court to be a danger to themselves or others, or unable to provide for their own basic needs – such as health and safety – because of a mental disorder.
  • Voluntary by Guardian — Working through the court system, legal guardians may commit their wards who meet civil commitment criteria: they must pose a danger to themselves or others and/or they must be unable to provide for their own basic needs due to their mental illness.
  • Guilty Except for Insanity (GEI) — Oregon State Hospital serves patients who have successfully pled Guilty Except for Insanity (GEI) to criminal behavior related to their mental illness. Depending on the nature of their crime, these patients are under the jurisdiction of either the Psychiatric Security Review Board or the Oregon State Hospital Review Panel.
  • Aid and Assist — Some patients are ordered to Oregon State Hospital by the courts under Oregon law (ORS 161.370) for treatment that will help them understand the criminal charges against them and to assist in their own defense.

Oregon State Hospital serves patients in the program that best meets their needs. Each program is designed to treat a specific segment of our patient population.

Our Programs

Crossroads

The Crossroads program provides services for people who have been civilly committed or voluntarily committed by a guardian. Patients each have an individual treatment care plan and attend the treatment mall every weekday. Groups help patients learn how to manage their symptoms and medications, develop coping and recreational skills, budget and manage their money, and plan and prepare meals. Community reintegration is the focus of weekly group trips to community settings. Treatment includes educational support, psychotherapy and help for alcohol and drug abuse.

Springs

The Springs program primarily serves patients who have been civilly committed and voluntarily committed by a guardian. These patients experience co-occurring mental and physical illnesses that often require hospital-level care for dementia or organic brain injuries. Springs uses treatments that feature sensory and behavioral therapy. Through these treatments, patients learn daily living, coping and problem-solving skills via group and individual therapy.

Archways

Archways serves people under Aid and Assist court orders. In this program, we help patients stabilize, gain the ability to cooperate with attorneys, understand the charges against them, and participate in their own defense.

All patients are enrolled in a legal skills group where they learn basic legal terminology. Other treatment groups and resources include a law library, legal assistance, symptom management, anger management, mindfulness such as tai chi, physical fitness, medication management and drug and alcohol education.

During their stay, patients are periodically evaluated to determine if they are able, never able or not yet able to stand trial.

Harbors

The Harbors program primarily serves patients in the Aid & Assist and GEI populations. Patients each have individual treatment care plans and attend the treatment mall every weekday. Groups help patients prepare to return to the community or move to lesser levels of care within the hospital. During their stay, patients learn how to manage their symptoms and medications and they develop coping, recreational and legal skills. Programing may also provide educational and employment assistance, psychotherapy, spiritual care and help for alcohol and drug abuse.

Pathways/Bridges

Patients in our Pathways/Bridges program belong to the GEI population. Pathways serves patients from the Harbors program and have progressed in their recovery. Bridges serves patients who are preparing to transition back to the community. The goal of the transition program is to help patients achieve their highest level of health, safety and independence as they prepare for discharge or conditional release to a less-restrictive community setting. Individuals work on living skills through daily treatment mall activities, classes and approved outings. They also participate in discharge planning with their treatment team members.

 

Junction City Program

The Junction City campus provides care for GEI, civil and voluntary-by-guardian patient populations, who are served through varied treatment mall and group therapy offerings. The program’s intent is to help patients achieve their highest level of health, safety and independence as they prepare for discharge or conditional release to a less-restrictive community setting. Individuals work on living skills through daily treatment mall activities, classes and approved outings. Patients also participate in discharge planning with their treatment team. The Junction City campus most often serves the seven southern counties – Lane, Curry, Klamath, Douglas, Jackson, Coos and Lake.

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