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Patient Care

The clinical services of the Department of Psychiatry provide exemplary clinical care to patients and teaching to the next generation of care givers.

Clinical services stand at the center of the tripartite missions of the Department of Psychiatry, alongside excellence in teaching and research. Through its three main institutions, the Department hosts extraordinary programs that specialize in the major mental diseases and substance abuse treatment.

The range of clinical services spans all ages, from adolescent through geriatric populations, and all illnesses from the most severe and debilitating of psychoses and major affective disorders, to personality and addictive disorders.

Clinical programs are intimately interwoven with the training and research missions of the Department.

Yale Psychiatry's three major institutions are the Connecticut Mental Health Center, the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, and the Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and associated services.

In addition, the Department manages Yale Behavioral Health Services, which includes the Hamden Mental Health Center and Cedarhurst School and is affiliated with the APT Foundation, serving a large, diverse patient group for substance use and abuse problems.

A collaborative endeavor of the Yale Department of Psychiatry and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, CMHC provides comprehensive psychiatric services to residents of the Greater New Haven area.
The Psychiatry Service and affiliated programs at the West Haven campus of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System form one of the Department's primary clinical sites.

The Department of Psychiatry has three major clinical components located within the Yale-New Haven Hospital complex.

The Steward House is a collaboration between Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Health and Silver Hill Hospital. It focuses on the treatment of people who, in the course of managing significant executive or professional career responsibilities, have developed serious mental health or substance use problems.