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  • Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Saint Mary’s offers a range of caring and expert behavioral health services and treatments to serve you and the Greater Waterbury community. We focus on three psychiatric areas of specialty.

Crisis Evaluation and Emergency  Services

Our highly trained team, including a psychiatrist, mid-level practitioner, social worker and specialized nurses, works in the Emergency Department to perform crisis and emergency evaluations on the spot. We have 7 emergency psychiatric evaluation holding beds for those going through an acute crisis. Post-crisis, our team closely participates in follow-up care and discharge planning.

Our Consultation Liaison team seamlessly coordinates care with other hospital departments, including obstetrics/gynecology and surgery, to provide coordinated, best-in-class care and treatment to medically compromised patients who have a co-occurring mental illness.

Inpatient Services

At Saint Mary’s, Inpatient Behavioral Health Services takes a holistic approach that is focused on your journey toward better health. We believe that wellness involves more than just medication management. Our interdisciplinary team addresses the biological, psychological, social and spiritual needs of each individual.

The experienced staff at Saint Mary’s takes a generally cognitive/behavioral approach to treatment, understanding the importance of addressing the entire person. Patients in our dual diagnosis 12-bed unit are kept active, meeting with multiple groups every single day of their stay, with diverse subject areas that include:

  • integrative medicine, such as yoga and music therapy
  • coping skills
  • life skills
  • recovery skills
  • family therapy

Upon your discharge, Saint Mary’s staff will coordinate with Outpatient Behavioral Health Services and other community providers, to provide you with the best therapeutic support to enhance behavioral change.

Outpatient Services

Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) is a multidisciplinary outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinic located adjacent to Saint Mary’s Hospital. We provide excellent care for a full range of adult mental health and substance abuse recovery needs.

The expert and caring BHCS staff, led by our board-certified psychiatrists, will work with you to create an individual recovery plan. We believe you have the right to recover and live a mentally healthy life.

Our team focuses on group therapy with medication management, and offers levels of care that include:

  • Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Co-occurring Intensive Outpatient Program, both days and evenings
  • Aftercare Program

Behavioral Health Care Services business hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 AM – 8 PM

Tuesday and Friday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM

Contact Us

Providers may call or fax BHCS with a referral, which will be clinically reviewed and responded to within 5 days.

Phone: 203-709-6201

Fax: 203-709-3335

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