Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The inpatient program at Montefiore Medical Center focuses on patients who require complex psychiatric evaluations to treat and stabilize their symptoms. Our 22-bed unit treats patients who have a variety of disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and others. Patients are treated in an intimate setting to ensure individualized attention. We provide an environment in which our patients can discuss their mental health issues openly, and we are committed to respecting their privacy.
Inpatient treatments may include: psychopharmacological interventions and management, crisis-oriented family and group therapy, augmentation, phototherapy, and Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT) for treating depression that has resisted other therapies.
Patients older than 14 and who are experiencing psychiatric or behavioral problems due to a neurological problem can undergo a complete workup at our neuropsychiatric center. This includes MRI, EEG, CAT scan, and/or other neuropsychological tests to fully assess each his or her patient's condition.
Inpatient Substance Abuse Program
The Medically Managed Detoxification Unit, located in the North Campus, is a 10-bed inpatient center offering complete care to adults with drug and alcohol-related health problems and are incapacitated because of substance abuse or acute withdrawal symptoms. Patients can be admitted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes substance abuse counselors, nurses, a social worker and a medical director. They all understand that chemical dependency is a disease, not a psychological or physical weakness. Our goal is to help patients break their dependency on alcohol and/or drugs through medical intervention. We also seek to help them recover from their dependency and its effects while preparing them for the next phase of their treatment.