Anna Jaques is the only community hospital in the region to provide inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse services to adults, adolescents and children.
Inpatient psychiatric care at Anna Jaques Hospital provides short-term, acute inpatient care to adults and adolescents ages 17 and older with a broad spectrum of psychiatric problems such as mood disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and disruptive behavior disorders. The inpatient program is a 20-bed acute care co-ed unit with 12 single and double rooms and three common areas.
Each patient is assigned to a treatment team consisting of a psychiatrist, nurse, social worker and occupational therapist. Clinical services and treatments may include:
Partial Hospitalization is a structured program of active treatment for psychiatric disorders. Patients attend 5 hours per day before returning to their own residences.
The program addresses substance abuse disorders in patients with a primary psychiatric disorder.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a procedure used to treat individuals suffering from the symptoms of severe depression. ECT may be indicated when other treatments, such as psychotherapy and antidepressant medications, have failed.
The Anna Jaques Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program provides locked inpatient psychiatric services to children and adolescents ages 4-17. Patients are admitted to the program when their mental or emotional disorders prevent them from safely functioning at home, at school, or in the community. The program offers short-term inpatient treatment and stabilization. Patients typically are admitted after evaluation in a hospital emergency department, outpatient treatment center, or residential treatment center.
The program includes:
The program is staffed by psychiatrists, nurses, mental health counselors, occupational therapists, and social workers. The full resources of Anna Jaques Hospital are available to treat medical conditions and emergencies.
Visitation hours are between 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Visitors must be pre-approved by parents or guardians. All visitors must present photo identification prior to visiting the child or adolescent.
The program does not admit children and adolescents brought directly to the unit without prior notification and admitting orders. Individuals experiencing psychiatric emergencies should be evaluated in the Anna Jaques Emergency Department, another hospital’s emergency department, or by a mental health provider qualified to make an emergency evaluation.
Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services