Why Choose the Behavioral Health & Psychiatry Department


You don’t have to struggle alone. If you or a family member need help, Inpatient Psychiatric Services are available around the clock, 365 days a year, through the Emergency Department at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Outpatient Behavioral Health Services can be accessed between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm, by calling 202-877-6333 to request a new patient appointment.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, our team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, therapists, social workers and mental health technicians provide a flexible array of both inpatient and outpatient programs and services. As the regional leader of psychiatry services, we offer the most complete spectrum of care available, including the benefits of a being a part of a major teaching hospital.

We provide compassionate care and work closely with patients and their loved ones to develop tailored, patient-centered care plans to help bring lives into balance. This includes identifying resources that offer support to patients and their loved ones.

Our services include:

  • Inpatient Psychiatric Services
  • Partial Hospitalization Program 
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Outpatient Psychiatric Medication Management
  • Group, Individual and Family Therapy
  • In-Person and Virtual Service Options 

We strive to:

  • Provide compassionate, ethical, and scientifically competent patient care
  • Provide outstanding educational programs for psychiatry residents and medical students

Location Information

Inpatient Programs:
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St., NW
Washington, DC 20010
(East building, second floor)

Outpatient Programs:
Trinity Square
216 Michigan Ave., NE
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20017
(Located one-half mile from MedStar Washington Hospital Center)