Adult Inpatient Hospital Care
Cambridge Health Alliance has secure hospital units at both the CHA Cambridge Hospital and CHA Whidden Hospital campuses. These units provide intensive and short-term psychiatry services to adults ages eighteen and older. Our treatment team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and occupational therapists works to identify the reasons for psychiatric care and the supports needed for outpatient treatment. Treatment plans focus on assessing the patient, stabilizing their health, and aftercare planning.
Acute Adult Services Overview:
- Comprehensive evaluation
- Medication assessment
- Daily individual monitoring of mental status and medication compliance
- Structured group treatment in a therapeutic milieu
- Family assessment
- Family meetings
- Meetings with outpatient caregivers and other social supports
- Case management
We also offer Consultation-Liaison Services. The Consultation-Liaison service (C-L service) works with doctors and their patients to help manage mental health needs while the patient is undergoing medical care. Services are available at our hospital campuses as well as our primary care centers. The inpatient C-L service consults with doctors to help give their patients better care. The staff includes attending psychiatrists, who often have fellows, residents, or medical students working with them.