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Behavioral Health

Our skilled team of behavioral health counselors, nursing and therapy staff offer a range of treatment therapy including inpatient mental health services for adults, partial hospitalization programs for adults and adolescents, as well as both individual and family counseling services. Let McLaren help you make the most of life.

McLaren Oakland provides a full spectrum of psychiatric services including Emergency, Inpatient, and Outpatient Counseling. Some of the conditions treated here include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts
  • Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease

Behavior Health Addiction Recovery

Dr. Almaat
Dr. Hassan Almaat

Addiction Recovery Center

For many individuals struggling with addiction, making the decision to enter treatment is a crucial step in the recovery process. Our program offers therapeutic groups, ongoing pharmacological assessment and evaluation, individual therapy, wellness, and activities that address mind, body and spirit. Our treatment team is comprised of psychiatrists, licensed therapists, recreational therapists, nurses and other valued staff members who all work together to provide individuals in need of help with a complete treatment experience.

McLaren Oakland Behavior Health Admissions

admission interview and waiting area
Individuals needing treatment (or family/friends/agencies calling on behalf of the patient), should call (248) 338-5292 and a staff member will guide them through the intake process. Most insurances are accepted; private pay option is also available for those that are not insured.

The following is a list of recommended items to bring:

  • Photo identification  
  • Insurance cards  
  • Shirts (no sleeveless shirts or tank tops)  
  • Pants or shorts (no short shorts)  
  • Socks/Slippers
  • Pajamas  
  • Undergarments  
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste  
  • Disposable or electric razor  
  • Shaving cream   vShampoo and conditioner  
  • Non‐aerosol, non‐alcohol hair products
  • Comfortable walking shoes   
  • Sweatshirt/sweater  
  • A list of current prescription medications (including dosage and route of administration).  

We encourage patients to limit the number of items that they bring (contents that can fit into one small suitcase). There are laundry facilities on site. This limitation applies for the duration of the patient’s stay, therefore additional items brought after admission by the patient’s family members or friends will be sent home.

**Please note that the hospital is not responsible for any damaged or missing items  

The following is a comprehensive list of items that are restricted:

  • Alcohol, illegal substances or drug paraphernalia  
  • Any cigarette, cigars or other tobacco product (including electronic cigarettes).  We are a non‐ smoking facility.  
  • Any food items (with the exception of individually wrapped hard candy or mints).
  • Pornography or sexually suggestive material  
  • Provocative clothing such as short shorts, miniskirts, see through material, tank tops, low cut tops  
  • Hats, baseball caps, head coverings.
  • Any belongings representing alcohol/drugs, profanity, gambling  
  • Any electronic equipment  
  • Video games  
  • Laptops, iPads  
  • All Kindles, Nooks and other electronic reading devices  
  • Radios, iPods, MP3 devices  
  • DVD Players  
  • DVDs, movies, music or tapes  
  • Weapons including pocket knives  
  • Items of high and/or sentimental value  
  • Jewelry  
  • Large amounts of cash, credit cards  
  • Purses  
  • Diabetic patients cannot bring their own syringes or insulin. These will be supplied through our facility.  
  • Diabetic patients cannot bring their personal glucometers for use during their stay. Diabetic patients who are being admitted for treatment will utilize a glucometer provided by McLaren.  
  • Fragrances such as after shave, cologne, perfume  
  • Aerosol products, hair care or other items that contain alcohol
  • Blankets, pillows, sheets brought from home  
  • Stuffed animals  
  • Hair clippers, scissors, straight razors or other sharp objects
  • Lighters and matches
  • Foam mattresses or supports  
  • Cameras or devices that can be used to record image or sound
  • Cell phones, pagers or other communication devices
  • Glass containers or glass plates of any kind
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover  
  • Any packages that have not been inspected by staff  
**Please note that the hospital is not responsible for any damaged or missing items.  

McLaren Oakland Geriatric Psychiatry

seniors together

The Geriatric Psychiatry Program at McLaren Oakland services adults 55 years of age and older who have a psychiatric diagnosis and are in need of stabilization in an acute care setting.  Our program is designed to meet the unique needs of elderly patients, including those who, in addition to a psychiatric diagnosis has also received a diagnosis of dementia or memory-impairment. By providing intensive care, our multi-disciplinary team establishes a structured, supportive and safe environment where patients learn to identify problem areas and develop solutions. Combined with education and therapy, patients build skills for improved mental health and quality community living.

Located in the east tower, the Geriatric Psychiatry unit has 27 beds and is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a comprehensive clinical team comprised of Psychiatric and Internal Medicine Physicians, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Recreational Therapists. If you would like additional information or would like to schedule an admission, please contact our intake department at (248) 338-5588.