Inpatient Behavioral Health Services

The inpatient psychiatric service at Mount Sinai specializes in providing urgent care for adult and older geriatric patients who require safe around-the-clock treatment for mental illness.

Psychiatry, nursing, social work, and psychiatric rehabilitation therapists staff our inpatient unit. These multidisciplinary teams are skilled in the treatment of psychotic disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, and personality disorders. Internists and other specialists throughout the Mount Sinai Health System are also available to treat medical conditions in our inpatient setting.

Treatments We Offer

Our highly skilled staff provides a range of therapies as part of an individualized treatment and support program for each admitted inpatient, such as:

  • Individual Psychopharmacology: Each patient on admission will receive a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation followed by daily psychiatric assessments to determine appropriate treatment with psychiatric medication, led by an attending psychiatrist specializing in the acute care of patients with mental illness.
  • Individual Psychotherapy: Daily visits with doctors, nurses, social workers, and psychology interns provide each hospitalized patient with ongoing psychotherapy.
  • Group Psychotherapy: Experienced and talented group therapists lead a wide variety of daily group therapeutic activities.
  • Additional Therapies: Specialized therapies for groups and individuals include art, drama, dance/movement, and music therapies; substance abuse counseling; pet-assisted therapy; and spiritual/pastoral counseling.
  • After Care Planning: Social workers support each patient individually to ensure appropriate and comprehensive aftercare.

Our goal is to treat our patients’ acute psychiatric symptoms, address various psychosocial needs, and plan outpatient treatment to ensure consistent mental health treatment after hospitalization.