Behavioral Emergency Department

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Psychiatric Emergency Department
Also known as the Behavioral Emergency Department
91 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, Maine

The Psychiatric Emergency Department is a state of the art facility built with separate child and adult treatment areas, and is one of the only unique dynamic services of it's kind in Maine built solely to provide the safest, most comforting, patient and family experience in a time of crisis. The new state of the art Psychiatric Emergency Department was designed and tailored by you, the patients and families, with St. Mary's and our Patient and Family Advisory Counsels.

We Will:
Provide a safe, secure, comfortable, and spacious place for you or your loved one while assessing and treating the immediate psychiatric need. Your needs will be assessed on arrival to the department and treatment will begin in our Emergency Department as our Professional staff work to find the most appropriate treatment to best meet your needs. If we are unable to meet your needs at our facility local crisis agency has offices in our department to work with you or your loved one's to help find a treatment center that can best meet you or your loved ones needs.

Our Staff Includes:

What Happens When I Arrive?

Upon arrival to the unit you will be triaged and medically cleared by the Emergency Department Provider and upon arriving to the Behavioral Emergency Department the Psychiatric Evaluation process will begin. The first step of the process is with our Nursing Staff followed by meeting with a Nurse Practitioner either in person or via tele-medicine on the computer. From this point the Psychiatric Team will determine the most appropriate recommended treatment and from this point will assist in getting you or your loved one the treatment needed. Psychiatric treatment begins in our department, you or your loved one will not have to wait until you reach your treatment disposition before starting treatment.

If you have any questions about our In-Patient or Out-Patient Treatment Options Please Call 777-8700 to speak with one of our Behavioral Intake Department Experts, we are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to assist you.