Behavioral Health Inpatient Services

Behavioral Health Inpatient Services, Westport

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Behavioral Health Inpatient Services in Westport offers comprehensive, holistic in-patient care for adults, adolescents and children.

The Westport facility uses a multidisciplinary approach of evaluations, treatment and support by a team of psychiatrists, advance practice providers, nurses, social workers, therapists and other medical and behavioral specialists. Together, the team strives to achieve positive outcomes and help people achieve personal goals and live healthy, fulfilling lives.

Comprehensive Treatment

We offer a variety of inpatient services tailored to each patient’s specific diagnosis. This includes comprehensive individual and group therapy based on a short-term stabilization model. Clinicians collaborate with outpatient providers, families, friends and other supports to help prepare each patient safely return to their life. 

Offerings include:

  • Multidisciplinary treatment team providing holistic care
  • Individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs
  • Comprehensive psychiatric medical assessment and treatment recommendations
  • Group and individual evidence-based therapy modalities
  • Engagement and collaboration with community providers, family and supporters
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Transition planning, including help connecting to the next level of care

    Adult Services

    We care for people who have acute psychiatric conditions and/or substance use disorders. Care teams provide holistic treatment for conditions like mood, anxiety, personality and psychotic disorders, medical monitoring for substance withdrawal and medication-assisted treatment.

    Child and Adolescent Services

    We provide comprehensive and developmentally-appropriate inpatient mental health treatment for children and adolescents in a safe, highly structured environment. Patient families are an integral part of treatment, working with staff to help implement and strengthen individualized treatment plans to promote continued guidance and support.

    Urgent Behavioral Health Assessments  

    The Welcome Center at Westport provides streamlined access to inpatient behavioral health services for people medically stable enough to safely bypass the local emergency department and schedule a telephone behavioral health assessment appointment with the goal of safely transitioning to an appropriate inpatient care setting.

    It’s a seamless process and you can self-refer by telephone Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. 

    If you want help for urgent behavioral health concerns schedule a comprehensive, confidential telephone screening to see if you’re able to be evaluated for direct admission. Schedule by calling 203.341.4500.

    After scheduling an appointment, the Welcome Center team will talk with you about your history and current challenges, then schedule a same-day or next-day in-person appointment for a comprehensive behavioral health assessment with a licensed clinician, nurse and psychiatrist.

    Based on this assessment, our team will work together to offer a psychiatric and medical evaluation and safe transition to care. If after assessment on-site a direct admission is indicated, the admission process will start seamlessly and immediately after the assessment concludes. If the assessment recommendation is for a level of care other than inpatient, resources will be provided and referrals made to the best less-acute level of care.

    No physician referral is required and we accept most major insurances.

    Telephone screening is required before appointments are scheduled. Call 203.341.4500.

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    St. Vincent’s Medical Center Behavioral Health

    In addition to the services and programs available to individuals and their families in Westport, St. Vincent’s Medical Center offers outpatient and intensive outpatient care and support at locations in Bridgeport, Norwalk and elsewhere in the Fairfield region.

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    Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network

    In addition, you can access a comprehensive network of care the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network. With locations across Connecticut, this is one of leading providers of addiction and mental health services, with prevention and wellness programs, evidence-based outpatient and residential care, wellness and community education offerings, and research.

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    Contact Us

    • St. Vincent’s Medical Center
      Behavioral Health Inpatient Services
      47 Long Lots Road
      Westport, CT 06088
      Main Number: 203.227.1251

    • Welcome Center
      Westport Urgent Behavioral Health Assessments 

      Monday- Friday
      8:00am to 4:30pm
      Telephone pre-screening and appointment required.
      To Schedule Urgent Assessments, call 203.341.4500