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Mental Health

Mental Health Services for Older Adults

Older adults sometimes face mental health issues and don't know where to turn. At CHA, our award-winning Department of Psychiatry cares about older adults, and has different programs to help with behavioral, emotional, or cognitive problems.

Hospital Care at the Geriatric Psychiatry Specialty Unit (GPSU)
Specially-designed hospital services are available at the Geriatric Psychiatry Specialty Unit, based at the CHA Whidden Hospital campus. Learn more about us here.

Outpatient Care
Expert counseling and therapy services for adults aged 60 and older - helping people deal with problems such as depression and changes in behavior or mental status. We have over 30 years experience providing quality mental health care in coordination with our older adult care partners. Our office is in Somerville, and we offer limited home visiting. To find out more about these services, call our referral line at 617-591-6033. Please note that currently all patients must have a PCP at Cambridge Health Alliance.

Please note: Due to a high demand for our services, CHA is prioritizing appointments for patients who are either enrolled in Primary Care at CHA or are residents of our service area (Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere, Somerville, and Winthrop, MA). If you or your child do not meet these criteria, our staff may be able to assist you in finding a referral service.