The Middlesex Hospital Center for Behavioral Health is a full service, inpatient and outpatient facility located on the Middlesex Hospital campus in Middletown, Connecticut. Our psychiatrists and mental health care staff provide health services for children, adolescents, and adults on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Each behavioral health patient, whether in an inpatient or outpatient program, will get his or her own specialized treatment plan that creates a pathway to recovery. The treatment plan includes the necessary treatments, medications, therapies, and classes that help create positive outcomes in achieving a healthy lifestyle. Each plan will also include a discharge component to help the patient and his or her family continue to maintain a healthy life.
Our attending psychiatrists have comprehensive special training, experience, and interest in such specialized areas as general psychiatry, consultation psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, additions and substance abuse, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy.
Family Advocacy Program
Outpatient services are provided for children and adolescents through the Family Advocacy Program, including in-home crisis intervention, case management, parent aides, young parent programs, perinatal support, and teen pregnancy prevention programs. The Outpatient clinic offers treatment in individual, family, and group therapy to meet general adult and senior psychiatric needs.
To reach the Family Advocacy Program, please call 860-358-3401.
Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
The Adult Outpatient Program offers therapeutic and medication management treatment. Individual and group therapy are both available, and include:
- Suboxone relapse prevention
- Substance abuse early recovery program
- Senior citizen support group
- Bi-polar disorder support group
- Self-esteem support group
- Transition group for anyone who has successfuly completed the Day Treatment Program
- Chronic anxiety and depression support group
- Coping skills support group
- Women's recovery group to assist with interpersonal issues, grief, loss and trauma
There are four outpatient offices:
- 103 South Main Street, Middletown
- 80 South Main Street, Middletown
- 21 Pleasant Street, Middletown
- 154 Main Street, Old Saybrook
To schedule a first-time appointment with the Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health office, please call 860-358-8825.
Day Treatment Program
The Day Treatment Program consists of both partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care. The program offers highly-structured mental health treatment that integrates psychotherapy and occupational therapy groups, patient education, recreation therapy, substance abuse treatment and family involvement. The staff consists of psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, recreational therapists, clinical social workers, and drug and alcohol counselors. There are also psychiatrists and APRNs on staff to provide medication management. They can be reached at 860-358-8801.
The Crisis Service provides clinical evaluations for patients who come to the Emergency Department with acute psychiatric symptoms. Crisis staff are on duty from 7:30 am to 12:30 am daily. The Department consists of APRNs, Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors, who work in collaboration with the Continuing Care Analyst to help patients get to the appropriate level of care to meet their needs.