Inpatient Services

Adults in need of medical assistance for stabilization of an acute emotional or psychiatric crisis turn to St. Vincent’s inpatient services for compassionate care and support. Comprehensive inpatient acute psychiatric treatment is also available for children and adolescents, including those seeking treatment for primary mental health challenges coupled with substance use disorders.

Inpatient Services: Children and Adolescents 

St. Vincent’s comprehensive and developmentally appropriate inpatient mental health treatment for children and adolescents is available at St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Service, Westport Campus. We offer a safe, highly structured and supportive environment. The patient’s family is an integral part of our treatment process. Family members work with our staff to help implement and strengthen individualized treatment plans and to offer continued support.

Inpatient Services: Adults

St. Vincent’s inpatient treatment is designed to help adults experiencing acute psychiatric conditions, medical detoxification and dual diagnosis.

Treatment, under the clinical supervision of a St. Vincent’s board-certified psychiatrist, consists of a thorough evaluation of the individual's medical, psychiatric, social and occupational needs. The patient’s family is enlisted to work in concert with our team to assist with therapy and discharge planning.

St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services provides inpatient services and comprehensive treatment for adults in two acute-care locations in Westport and Bridgeport.

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    Direct Admissions 

    At St. Vincent’s Medical Center Westport Campus Admissions Department, our goal is to connect you with suitable, effective treatment as soon as its needed. One of the ways we do this is through our Direct Admissions program which makes it possible, under some circumstances, to enter inpatient treatment without going to an emergency room. In most cases, we can facilitate a direct admission within 24 hours of your initial call. Please call us at 203.221.8875 to inquire with one of our skilled clinicians. Direct admissions require a comprehensive phone screening before admission. This service is available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

    Behavioral & Mental Health