Our inpatient capacity is 20 adult beds with services for consumers with acute severe mental illness, geriatric inpatient services and ECT. Services are provided to adults eighteen years and older.
Patients are referred to our unit from the Emergency Department and regional community health clinics. Our outpatient services and local psychiatrists also refer. We provide general psychiatric care on coed wards.
The inpatient wards serve as a major educational venue for our residents and medical students. Over the course of training residents will spend nine months on inpatient services in accordance with ACGME requirements. Clinical training is supplemented by two hours of individual indirect supervision per week as well as didactics and seminars. Residents participate in two weekly case conferences, a monthly journal club, twice a month Grand Rounds, a weekly psychiatry survey seminar, a monthly peer education seminar, a monthly interdisciplinary seminar addressing systems of health care, a process group and an administrative meeting. Medical students attend these seminars with the exception of receiving a separate lecture series. The inpatient wards also serve as a teaching venue for second year medical students in the Psychopathology course. For eight sessions in the fall, 140 students take turns interviewing patients on our wards under the supervision of our faculty, fellows and senior residents.