Institute of Psychiatry

institute of psychiatry

Patient and Family Information

What You Should and Should Not Bring

To assure your safety and the safety of other patients, the following items are prohibited on our inpatient units: shoelaces, belts, clothes with drawstrings, weapons, illegal drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, products that are flammable or toxic, wire coat hangers, plastic bags, and sharp items such as knives, glass, metal and cans.  Meals and snacks will be provided so please do not bring any outside food. 

To maintain a quiet, healing environment, please do not bring pagers, computers and/or cell phones.  You will have access to a phone during your stay.

Please limit your personal belongings to three outfits.  We can provide other necessary items for you.  We will inspect your belongings for safety upon arrival to the IOP.  Although we can store your valuables, it is best to send them home with a family member, as we cannot be responsible for their safe-keeping. 

The IOP is a NON-SMOKING hospital.  Your physician may order nicotine gum, lozenges, and/or patches to help you during your stay. To download a flier with this information, click here.

Visitation at the IOP

Your admission will remain confidential.  Family and friends must have your personal confidentiality code to call or visit.  We know family and friends are an important part of your treatment program and recovery.  They will be encouraged to visit, call, and be active participants in your treatment.  Your treatment team can provide you and your family with valuable education, resources, and support opportunities that will help you establish and maintain recovery.  The staff on your unit will be able to provide you and your family with information about visitation including times, any age restrictions, and personal items that can be brought from home.

How to Reach the Institute of Psychiatry

4 North Adult Acute Care Unit
Attending Physician: Christopher Fields, M.D.
Visiting Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily

2 North: Children and Adolescents Unit
Attending Physicians: Matthew Koval, M.D.; Jennifer Patterson, M.D.
Visiting Hours: Monday – Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3 North: General Adult Unit
Attending Physicians: Baron Short, M.D. and Jack Foust, M.D.
Visiting Hours: 3:00 – 4:00 and 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

4 North: Addictions Unit
Attending Physicians: Kelly Barth, D.O.;  Alvin Lee Lewis, M.D.; Bryan Tolliver, M.D., PhD; Thomas Brouette, M.D.
Visiting Hours: Monday – Friday: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

1 North SCU: Senior Care Unit
Attending Physicians: Edgar Weiss, M.D., and Jessica Broadway, M.D.
Visiting Hours: Monday – Sunday: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Institute of Psychiatry
67 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425

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