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PSYCHIATRY

Overview 

As part of a comprehensive continuum of care and an integrated medical/behavioral approach to treatment, Northeast Health System is committed to providing high-quality mental health services that address a broad range of affective, behavioral, cognitive and perceptual disorders. The mental health service programs of Northeast Health System provide diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of both psychiatric and substance abuse disorders, as well as services to patients with coexisting substance abuse and mental health disorders. The goal of treatment is to restore patients' coping skills by involving each patient in an individualized program that meets his or particular needs. 

BayRidge Hospital in Lynn offers a continuum of chemical dependency and psychiatric services on an inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient basis. Acute inpatient psychiatric services and a partial hospitalization program are also available at the Leland Unit at Beverly Hospital. 

A total of 92 beds are available through Northeast Health System's Inpatient Behavioral Health Service-18 at the Leland Unit, 62 at BayRidge Hospital, and 12 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital Senior Adult Unit, which provides specialized care for seniors who require both medical and mental health services. The Emergency Psychiatric Service is available to evaluate patients who come to the emergency departments and require psychiatric evaluation. The Consult and Liaison Service provides psychiatric services to patients on the medical floors. 

Other services include comprehensive outpatient behavioral health services at Addison Gilbert and Beverly hospitals and the DISCOVER Program at Addison Gilbert Hospital, which, similar to the partial hospitalization programs, provides structured outpatient addiction treatment. 

Northeast Health System also includes Northeast Behavioral Health dedicated to providing mental health and substance abuse services to residents of the North Shore and Lower Merrimack Valley.

 

FEATURED SERVICE

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

There is hope for depression. TMS is a non-invasive, non-drug therapy that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and effective treatment for depression for those who have not responded well to treatment with medications. There is more information on the TMS web page.