Adult Psychiatry Hospital Care

Expert care for adults in crisis

CHA provides expert hospital care for adults with serious or acute mental health needs. We have adult units at CHA Cambridge Hospital and CHA Everett Hospital, with an additional Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at Everett Hospital. 

Cambridge Hospital (Cahill 3 and Cahill 4) and Everett Hospital (West 2).

Adults in crisis will find safe, secure and compassionate care - in close coordination with the CHA Emergency Department and outpatient programs. Our goal is to help patients improve so they can rejoin their families, home, work, school and other relationships in a positive way.

Bed Search

All inpatient psychiatry admissions are coordinated through the CHA Transfer Center: 617-665-1372

Our Care Team

Our hospital caregivers have a variety of skills to give patients what they need. Teams are led by board-certified psychiatrists and our caring nursing staff. Other team members include psychologists, mental health clinicians, social workers, activity therapists and pharmacists.

Treatment Plan

During a hospital stay, we work to stabilize, diagnose and develop a treatment plan. This is a collaborative process that may include family members.

Aftercare Planning and Support

Our care model is short term, intensive treatment. So one of the key tasks of the hospital team is to plan for ongoing care once a patient leaves the hospital. This ensures that every patient gets appropriate outpatient treatment, the right care in the right setting, and support to meet their ongoing needs. 

Once patients leave the hospital, CHA works to provide additional support, as needed. Psychiatry care may continue at a CHA primary care center or through CHA’s mid-level programs (Psychiatric Transition Service, Intensive Outpatient Program, Partial Hospital Program).

Contact Us

Behavioral Health Access & Crisis Line: 833-222-2030

Inpatient Services (bed search): 617-665-1372

Conditions We Treat

  • Addiction (no detox)
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Psychiatric conditions related to a medical condition
  • Some developmental disabilities
  • Major psychiatric illness often co-occurring with substance abuse (dual-diagnosis)
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