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Whether you or a loved one are dealing with mental health issues, geriatric-related mental health needs or substance abuse problems, Behavioral Health Services at Saint Vincent Hospital can help. We offer:

  • A full continuum of care for children, adolescents, adults and seniors
  • A Partial Hospital Program to help patients transition from inpatient to outpatient care
  • 24-hour access to emergency mental evaluation and substance abuse care

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services

We work to provide unique, individualized care for every person who comes to us. We offer a wide range of inpatient and outpatient care for children, adolescents, adults and seniors to help heal both body and mind. Our behavioral health programs include:

  • Evaluation and Referral. 24-hour access to emergency mental evaluation or substance-abuse care with our psychiatric evaluation team.
  • Child Development Unit. A 12-bed locked, inpatient unit exclusively for children ages 3 to 17 with board-certified child psychiatrists located at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick.
  • Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit. Our 12 bed unit at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester and our 28 bed unit at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick provide short-term, intensive care for patients ages 16 and older
  • Geriatric Neuropsychiatric Treatment. A 24-bed inpatient unit located at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick.
  • Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Programs. Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester and MetroWest Medical Center in Natick offer partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs.

Learn More

If you’d like more information about behavioral health services offered at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester and MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, please contact us by calling (508) 363-6198.

If you’re in need of help for a psychiatric emergency, please call our 24-hour crisis assessment team at (508) 363-5003 or (508) 363-5252.

For doctors: To refer patients to our unit, please call our intake coordinator at (508) 736-4354.

Public Announcement Concerning a Proposed Health Care Project

Tenet Healthcare Corporation (“Applicant”) located at 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 900, Dallas, TX 75201 intends to file a Notice of Determination of Need (“Application”) with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for a substantial capital expenditure by Saint Vincent Hospital (“SVH”) located at 123 Summer Street, Worcester, MA 01608. The project is for the expansion of psychiatric services at SVH through renovations to accommodate seven additional inpatient psychiatric beds and add a behavioral health area to its emergency department (“Project”). The total value of the Project based on the maximum capital expenditure is $4,191,369. The Applicant does not anticipate any price or service impacts on the Applicant’s existing Patient Panel as a result of the Project. Any ten Taxpayers of Massachusetts may register in connection with the intended Application no later than 30 days of the filing of the Notice of Determination of Need by contacting the Department of Public Health, Determination of Need Program, 250 Washington Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108.

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