Adult Psychiatry - Hospital Care

For Adults in Crisis

CHA provides expert hospital care for adults with serious or acute mental health needs. Adult units are at CHA Cambridge Hospital and CHA Everett Hospital. The patient age range is typically 18-60.

Cambridge Hospital (Cahill 4): 19 beds
Everett Hospital (West 2): 22 beds

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.

Get Connected

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

Common Conditions

  • 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)

About our Care Model

The Care Team

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

Hospital Care

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

Hospital Assessment

  • Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation
  • Comprehensive physical evaluation
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Specialized medical evaluation, if needed
  • Psychosocial assessment and interventions, if needed
  • Neuropsychological assessment, if needed

Treatment Modalities

  • Medication Management and Education
  • Creative/Expressive Therapy
  • Activity Therapy
  • Individual and Group Counseling and Therapy
  • Family Meetings and Support
  • Occupational Therapy Assessment and Interventions
  • Dual diagnosis Groups

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).