Behavioral Health/Psychiatric Services

Inpatient Care

Geriatric Medical-Psychiatric Program

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford

Located at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, the Medical-Psychiatric program is the longest running program of its kind in the state of Massachusetts.  The Medical-Psychiatric inpatient unit specializes in providing evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders in the geriatric population, often complicated by acute/chronic medical problems.  Common reasons for admission include late-life depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder, delirium and dementia-related behavioral disturbances.  The program combines the expertise of psychiatrists, internists, psychiatric and medical nurses, social workers and occupational therapists to create a comprehensive treatment plan.  The team also utilizes the consultation of medical and surgical subspecialities, neurology, neuropsychology, physical therapy, speech therapy and nutrition.

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  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment
  • Treatment and management of acute, chronic, and complex medical conditions
  • Medication evaluation, management and education
  • Individual, group and family treatment
  • Patient and family education
  • Crisis stabilization
  • Multi-disciplinary treatment planning
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Case management and discharge planning

Our Approach

Through a careful balance of structure and respect, our inpatient program helps patients attain an optimal level of functioning and move into a less restrictive level of care as quickly as clinically possible. We involve our patients and their families in the development of the individualized treatment plans and maintain communication about treatment progress and discharge plans.

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Location

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford
Medical-Psychiatric Program (serving primarily geriatric patients)
170 Governors Ave., Medford, MA

To make a referral or for more information, please call (781) 306-6155.

Adult Inpatient Unit

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

Located at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, the Adult inpatient unit specializes in the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders and co-occurring substance abuse.  The program offers short-term intensive treatment in a secure and therapeutic environment.  The team includes the patient, psychiatrist, nurse, social worker and counselors who work collaboratively in developing a comprehensive treatment plan.

Our Services

  • Comprehensive psychiatric assessment
  • Medication evaluation, management, and education
  • Individual, group, and family treatment
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Crisis stabilization
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Case management and discharge planning

Our Approach

Through a careful balance of structure and respect, our inpatient unit strives to create a therapeutic, patient-focused milieu. The patient is an active member of the multi-disciplinary team, which focuses on acute crisis stabilization and a return to the community as quickly as possible.

Location

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

Adult Inpatient Unit (primarily ages 18 and above)

585 Lebanon Street, Melrose, MA

To make a referral or for more information, please call (781) 306-6155.

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