Inpatient Psychiatry

If you or a loved one requires inpatient psychiatric care, UMass Memorial Medical Center offers the setting and experience you need to manage your illness. We operate two acute (short-term) inpatient psychiatric units, licensed by the Department of Mental Health, that contract with most public and private insurers.

Each inpatient unit allows you to participate in the development of your treatment plan, and every effort is made to coordinate your care with the care and support offered by your family and/or community providers.

Inpatient Care on the University Campus (8 East)

This 14-bed, locked, acute psychiatric unit on our University Campus is designed for adults with mental health issues and co-morbid medical issues.  Adolescents over the age of 16 may be considered.  Under the direction of the unit’s medical director and attending psychiatrists, 8 East provides you or your loved one with a complete clinical assessment including psychiatry, nursing, occupational therapy and social work, as well as referral to other medical services depending on your individual evaluation and treatment plan.

Inpatient Care at the Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center

The Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center is a 26-bed locked, acute psychiatric unit for adults located at 26 Queen Street in Worcester. This program provides acute clinical care to you or your loved one if you’re challenged by significant mental illness and have or will need intense community support following discharge.

Under the direction of the center’s medical director and attending psychiatrists, you’ll receive a complete clinical assessment including psychiatry, nursing, occupational therapy and social work, as well as limited referrals to other medical services depending on your individual evaluation and treatment plan.

Insurance Coverage and Referrals

The Medical Center will treat you or your loved one regardless of your ability to pay. While referrals can be made by calling 508-334-1000 and asking to speak to the specific unit, most referrals are made by your primary care physician or your local emergency mental health screening program.