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St. Luke’s expands behavioral health services


St. Luke’s University Health Network has tripled its number of inpatient beds for behavioral health from 57 to 168, making it the largest provider of psychiatric services in the region. Inpatient beds are available at three campuses: Sacred Heart in Allentown, Quakertown and Gnaden Huetten in Lehighton.

In November, inpatient behavioral health services were moved from the Bethlehem campus to Sacred Heart and the number of inpatient beds was increased from 67 to 108. In December, St. Luke’s opened an Older Adult Behavioral Health Unit at its Gnaden Huetten campus.

Once the new 80-bed hospital in Quakertown is completed in the fall of 2019, the existing Quakertown hospital will be renovated and repurposed to include an inpatient behavioral health unit.

St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Services’ providers help diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental and behavioral health concerns that often present while patients are dealing with other physical conditions or injuries including, adult attention deficit disorder, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, depression, fibromyalgia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and work/life balance.