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 their 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 their family continue to maintain a healthy life.
Our attending psychiatrists have special training, experience, and interest in such specialized areas as general psychiatry, consultation psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, addictions and substance abuse, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy.
Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by delivering behavioral health outpatient services for children and adolescents, providing services for parents that enhance their ability to provide and care for their children, improving a family’s access to critical resources to enhance their independence and partnering with communities to respond to the needs of families. Our services begin as early as pregnancy and can continue through high school graduation. We provide office-based outpatient therapy as well as in-home or community crisis intervention.
To reach the Family Advocacy Program, please call 860-358-3401.
- Perinatal Case Management
- WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
- Nurturing Families Network
- Early Head Start
- Parent Support Services
- Opportunity Knocks
- Child First
- Child and Family Service: Individual and family outpatient therapy, Board Certified Child Psychiatry/medication evaluation and management
- EMPS (Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services)
- IICAPS (Intensive In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services)
Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Adult Outpatient Program offers therapeutic and medication management treatment. Individual and group therapy are available.
The types of services we offer include:
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Psychological testing
- Individual psychotherapy
- Medication evaluation and management
- Buprenorphine relapse prevention.
- Group psychotherapy
- Substance abuse early recovery program
- Buprenorphine relapse prevention
- Senior citizen support group
- Bipolar disorder support group
- Self-esteem support group
- Transition group for anyone who has successfully completed the Day Treatment Program
- Chronic anxiety and depression support group
- Coping skills support group
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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.
- Psychiatric Day Treatment Programs located at 33 Pleasant Street, Middletown
- Partial Hospital Program (PHP)
- Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Dual Diagnosis IOP
- Senior IOP
Intake Coordinator phone number: 860-358-8805
Partial Hospital Program (PHP):
An intensive 5-day a week program that runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. PHP is seen as an alternative to inpatient admission and/or a step down from inpatient treatment, to the community. Patients receive ongoing psychiatric evaluation, medication management, group therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, family therapy, and care management.
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP):
- Adult IOP:
Patients attend the program three times per week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 12 to 3 p.m. Services include group therapy, individual therapy, ongoing psychiatric evaluation, medication management, family therapy and care management.
- Dual IOP:
Patients attend the program three times per week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 12 to 3 p.m. Services include group therapy, addictions group therapy, individual therapy, ongoing psychiatric evaluation, medication management, family therapy, referral to self help groups such as AA/NA and care management.
- Senior IOP:
Patients attend the program three times per week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Services include group therapy, individual therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, ongoing psychiatric evaluation, medication management, family therapy and care management.
- Senior IOP One Day Track:
Patients attend the program once per week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Services include group therapy, individual therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, ongoing psychiatric evaluation, medication management, family therapy and care management to sustain gains made in 3 day track.
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 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. 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.