Why Choose the Behavioral Health & Psychiatry Department


Behavioral Health and Psychiatry services are available around the clock, 365 days a year at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. As the regional leader of psychiatry services, we offer the most complete spectrum of care available combined with a major teaching hospital.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, teams of psychiatrists, case managers, psychologists, social workers, clinical counselors, psychiatric nurses and technicians provide a flexible array of both inpatient and outpatient programs and services. We treat adults for both substance abuse and psychiatric conditions, often referred to as co-occurring or co-existing disorders.

For patients with complex medical conditions, we offer a Consult and Liaison program that combines medicine and behavioral health, linking patients to mental health and/or addiction services when needed, leading to better overall care coordination.

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

You do not have to struggle alone. If you or a family member needs help, our behavioral health team is available 24 hours a day.

Our services include:

  • Inpatient Psychiatric Services

  • Intensive Psychiatric Outpatient Program

  • Senior Outpatient Program: Older Adult Outpatient Program

  • Outpatient Medical Counseling

  • Core Services Agency Services

  • Specialty Core Service Agency Services: Intensive Day Treatment and Day Services

We strive to:

  • Provide compassionate, ethical, and scientifically competent patient care
  • Provide outstanding educational programs for psychiatry residents and medical students
  • Advance mental health knowledge, training, and services through innovative and comprehensive research


Location Information

To find a behavioral health specialist, call 844-333-DOCS (3627) 

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)