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Psychiatry/Behavioral Health


Emerson Hospital provides comprehensive mental health and chemical dependency treatment and serves as a regional treatment facility for several managed health care plans.

A multidisciplinary staff works closely with patients, communities, providers and primary care physicians to provide the highest quality integrated care.

Inpatient Programs

  • Secure inpatient unit for psychiatry and chemical dependency (31 beds)
  • Crisis stabilization
  • Consultation to outpatient psychiatric and primary care physicians
  • Consultation to patients on medical units

Inpatient Psychiatry Service

Emerson’s psychiatric inpatient service is designed for patients 16 years of age and older who have psychiatric and/or substance abuse diagnoses that can be safely treated with a brief stay on a secure unit in a general hospital setting. There is a single standard of care for all patients, regardless of payer or ability to pay. The unit uses a pragmatic treatment approach focused on stabilization, identifying and relieving the precipitants to acute symptoms and dysfunction.

Length of stay is usually brief, with referral for prompt outpatient follow-up. Emphasis on developing and nurturing positive working relationships with a wide variety of community-based providers promotes development of effective aftercare and reduces length of stay.

Outpatient Programs

Specialty Expertise

  • Substance abuse
  • Crisis stabilization
  • ECT (electro-convulsive therapy)
  • Depression
  • Family problems
  • Chronic mental illness
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Geriatrics

Support Services and Groups

Emerson also offers community health and wellness programs and classes designed to support patients with a wide range of health issues including substance abuse. Addiction RecoveryAlcoholics AnonymousAl-AnonNarcotics Anonymous, and Smart Recovery programs are all held at Emerson.

Emerson’s Lund Community Health Library offers information that can help individuals understand and cope with the diagnosis of a medical condition and learn about the latest treatment methods.