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Hospital (psychiatric) Certification Program

Welcome to the homepage for the Indiana Department of Health Hospital (Psychiatric) Certification Program. Hospitals that provide inpatient care and treatment exclusively to persons diagnosed with psychiatric disorders are licensed by the Family Social Services Administration and certified by the Indiana Department of Health.

Contact the Program

Indiana Department of Health
Division of Acute Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7474 (Acute Care Receptionist)
(317) 233-1325 (IDOH Main Switchboard)

Program Manager
Jennifer Hembree
(317) 232-3095
(317) 233-7472  [Administrative Assistant]

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Report a complaint regarding a health care facility
Individuals can call or email to make complaints about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care providers or suppliers.

Report an incident regarding a health care facility
The Incident Report Form is for health care facilities to notify the Indiana Department of Health of a reportable incident pursuant to the IDOH Reportable Unusual Occurrence Policy. The Incident Report Form is also for health care facility staff (nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and hospice agencies) to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident pursuant to Federal regulations. This form is not to be used to file a complaint.

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