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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What’s the Big Hairy Deal with Movember?

First, you notice a coworker, then your favorite barista, and then it seems like they’re everywhere. It’s the mustache. And it’s making a comeback—for a month, at least. It’s Movember. You’ve heard of it. You love saying it, but what exactly is it?

Each November, men take on the challenge of growing an epic mustache, like the handlebar, the horseshoe or even the pencil, perhaps. The mustache is meant to spark conversations—not about funny facial hair—but about men’s health.

Movember, explained

Movember is a charity organization, which started as a movement. The Movember Foundation officially launched in the United States in 2007 in partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation. It supports studies, projects and research in key areas that affect men’s health:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Mental health
  • Suicide prevention

The movement that started everything began in 2003 in Australia. Two friends joked about the long-abandoned mustache, a statement piece made popular in the ‘80s. That sparked the idea to get a group onboard to wear and maintain mustaches for a whole month—November. The reason? Fun. The cause? Support men’s health and prostate cancer. They rallied 30 of their male friends and family to take part in the challenge with a contribution of $10 each.

That grew, and today, the Movember Foundation is a worldwide organization with locations in the U.S., Australia, France, Singapore, South Africa and more.

How to get involved

While there are events throughout the year led by the Movember Foundation, November is when men take part in the challenge all on their own.

While you can simply grow a mustache during the month to raise awareness, you can also inspire donations any way you see fit:

  • Taking part in a challenge with other Movember participants
  • Using social media to encourage donations
  • Hosting an event or party with a contribution jar

Where does the money go?

In participation with some of its men’s health partners like Livestrong and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the Movember Foundation has funded several men’s health projects throughout 20 countries. Some of the projects include:

  • Tools to support veteran going through psychological trauma
  • Testing and treatments for prostate cancer
  • Research for prostate cancer
  • Resources supporting those with testicular cancer

So have fun, participate and learn the symptoms, and always remember to talk to your doctor about any health concerns you might have.