We offer various levels of care, and admission to each program works differently.
Note that if you are having a mental health crisis and need emergency care, the Emergency Departments at both LHAAMC and LHDCMC provide emergency psychiatric services.
Inpatient mental health unit
The inpatient mental health unit is an acute hospital. It provides a short-term psychiatric treatment program for people 18 and older who meet admission criteria.
Patients are admitted both voluntarily and involuntarily based on psychiatric assessment and referral from a hospital's emergency department.
We do not accept walk-ins.
Psychiatric day hospital
This intensive daytime treatment program offers mental health services for adults and teens age 13 and older.
The program is halfway between inpatient and outpatient care. Adults attend daily sessions from 9 am until 3:30 pm and return home at night. The adolescent program runs from 8 am to 2:30 pm.
It's designed to help those moving from 24/7 inpatient care and those who need to stabilize a condition to prevent a lengthy hospital stay.
Your doctor must refer you before you can enroll, using this referral form. If you need a doctor who specializes in mental health, call Luminis Health Mental Health Specialists at 410-573-9000.
Outpatient mental health treatment
Through Luminis Health Mental Health Specialists, we offer outpatient therapy for people who are transitioning from the inpatient program or day program. We also offer traditional, office-based therapy services for adults and children 6 years and older.
Beginning in June 2022, all of these services will be consolidated at McNew Medical Center. To connect with counseling and therapy services, call 410-573-9000.
Substance abuse treatment
All of our substance abuse treatment programs are housed at Pathways. We have inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs. They each have different admission processes. Learn about treatment at Pathways.