Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital (YNHPH) is a full-service psychiatric hospital, affiliated with Yale School of Medicine and part of the 944-bed Yale-New Haven Hospital. YNHPH includes a 73-bed psychiatric inpatient facility and a variety of intensive outpatient specialty programs, offering a full range of innovative and advanced treatments to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with psychiatric and substance abuse problems. A complete psychiatric assessment and full treatment program includes crisis intervention, family consultation and rehabilitative intervention.
The Inpatient Service provides services for acutely ill psychiatric patients. Treatment includes a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation which may include medical, neurological, psychometric, family, and vocational assessments. Patients also receive intensive short-term treatment with the goals of alleviating symptoms and rapidly returning them to the community. Treatment is based on individual treatment plans and includes individual, group, family and milieu psychotherapy together with psychotropic medication. The average length of stay is approximately 10 days.
The Inpatient service is divided into three specialized programs:
· The Adult Program which provides brief treatment for patients with acute psychiatric disorders
· The Geriatric Program which provides treatment for elderly patients with psychiatric disorders and also patients who have concurrent medical illnesses
· The Adolescent and Young Adult Program for patients in the general age of 14 years old to early 2Ps.
Intensive Outpatient Program
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a short-term, group based treatment approach. There is an Adolescent IOP as well as an Adult IOP. Both provide an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization as well as a transition from the hospital to the community. It includes a Substance Abuse Disorder Track as well as a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Track designed to treat those with Borderline Personality and other severe personality disorders.
George D. and Esther S. Gross Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus