The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania treats psychiatric and behavioral health disorders range from potentially life-threatening disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression, as well as less debilitating but common conditions, such as anxiety and less severe mood disorders.

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Prevention, treatment, management and rehabilitation of behavioral and psychiatric conditions are central to comprehensive health care.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania provides the highest level of care to patients, conducts innovative research and educates the future leaders in the field.

Psychiatric and behavioral health disorders range from potentially life-threatening disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression, as well as less debilitating but common conditions, such as anxiety and less severe mood disorders. These conditions take a toll not only on sufferers themselves, but also on families, caregivers and society as a whole. 

The Department of Psychiatry and Penn Behavioral Health strive to provide the highest level of clinical care to all patients, create new knowledge and translate these discoveries from bench to bedside, and educate the future generations who will carry on this work.

Penn Behavior Health offers a wide variety of treatments for psychiatric and behavioral disorders.

Outpatient Services

Disorder or Treatment

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Inpatient and Assessment Services

Inpatient Services

  • 4 Spruce at Pennsylvania Hospital
    A 24-bed secure inpatient unit at Pennsylvania Hospital providing comprehensive, acute, short-term assessment and treatment for adult patients with a wide variety of psychiatric symptoms and conditions. The service works closely with many mental health and social service agencies and private providers to meet the medical and social support needs of patients returning to the community.
  • 6 Spruce at Pennsylvania Hospital
    An 18 bed secure inpatient unit at Pennsylvania Hospital that provides comprehensive psychiatric treatment for adult patients with mood and anxiety disorders and geriatric patients 60 years and older with all types of psychiatric illnesses. The unit also specializes in treating patients whose psychiatric illnesses are complicated by active medical problems.
  • Wright 4 at Presbyterian Medical Center
    An 18-bed inpatient detoxification unit for adult patients with a primary diagnosis of addiction who require medically monitored treatment. The unit, which is staffed by a psychiatrist, registered nursing staff, mental health technicians, addiction counselors and social workers, offers both detoxification and rehabilitation services.
  • Wright 5 at Presbyterian Medical Center
    A 22-bed inpatient adult short-term psychiatric unit, which accepts all levels of diagnosis. We specialize in the treatment of patients with a co-occurring addiction problem secondary to the primary psychiatric problem. The unit is staffed by a physician, registered nurses, mental health technicians, addiction counselors and social workers. Call 215-662-2121 to coordinate an admission.

Emergency Assessment Servicies

  • Hall-Mercer Crisis Response Center at Pennsylvania Hospital
    A 24-hour emergency center providing triage and evaluations, acute treatment of mental health and substance abuse conditions, provision of acute social services, and intervention for psychosocial problems. We also provide linkage with a wide range of clinical and social service providers. We are able to make referrals quickly and efficiently within the Penn Health System to dual diagnosis, geriatric psychiatry, general psychiatry and substance abuse services. Please call 215-829-5433 for additional information or assistance.
  • Addictions Assessment Center at Presbyterian Medical Center
    Provides intake and assessment services for individuals experiencing problems with substance abuse. Licensed Nurses and Addictions Counselors will determine which level and type of care best meets the patient’s needs and refer the patient to follow-up treatment as appropriate. Please call 215-662-8747 for additional information or assistance.

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