Bingham Memorial New Leaf Geriatric Psychiatric Unit

Dedicated to treating the unique mental health needs of older adults

At New Leaf, we are passionate about helping people.

As the baby boomer population ages, the need for geriatric behavioral health services has been growing in Eastern Idaho. To address the mental health needs of our growing senior population, Bingham Memorial has opened the New Leaf Geriatric Psychiatric Unit (New Leaf). Previously, patients had to travel long distances outside of our community to receive in-patient geriatric psychiatric treatment, but now services are available in Blackfoot, Idaho.

The caring and compassionate team at New Leaf focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders in the elderly. The unit is staffed by medical personnel specially trained to treat older patients with symptoms due to psychiatric conditions and unique mental health needs, such as addiction, anxiety, grief, and mood disorders. Furthermore, the facility treats mental disorders ranging from schizophrenia to depression and provides counseling, individual therapy sessions, and prescriptions to help its patients.

The facility’s design was intended to take advantage of the wide range of possible treatment options. It has 10 beds for patients and offices for staff, but it also includes a large common area that provides a more relaxed and social environment. The safe and secure in-patient unit offers 24-hour nursing care and medication management, with the goal of helping patients return to a level of stability that allows them to better quality of life.

NEW leaf geriatric psychiatric unit

98 Popular Street
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone: (208) 782-2995
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week