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Welcome to Psychiatry Outpatient Services at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
The MedStar Georgetown Psychiatry Outpatient Services provide comprehensive psychiatry services in clinical care, education, research and community outreach.
Our experts offer evaluations, medication management as well as individual, family and group therapy.
Treatments We Offer
The Department of Psychiatry of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital provides comprehensive programs in clinical care, education, research and community outreach.
In concert with the broader mission of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, the mission of the Department of Psychiatry is:
- To provide compassionate, ethical, and scientifically based patient care
- To provide outstanding educational programs for psychiatry residents and medical students
- To advance mental health knowledge, training, and services through innovative research
- In order to address the mental health needs of diverse underserved populations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the Center for Mental Health Outreach affiliated with the department promotes and facilitates effective mental health services through collaboration and dissemination of best models of care within the community
Adult Outpatient Program
Our adult outpatient psychiatry program offers one-time comprehensive evaluations, short-term psychotherapy, short-term medication management, and group psychotherapy treatment options. All treatment is short-term – approximately 3-6 months depending on the needs of the patient and the treatment offered. All treatment starts with a one-time evaluation to determine if our clinic is the best fit for the patient and to provide treatment recommendations. As an academic medical center, we have residents and fellows seeing patients and providing treatment alongside our faculty.
The Mood and Anxiety Disorders Consultation Clinic provides diagnostic evaluations, treatment recommendations, and second opinions for adults between the ages of 18 and 65. These disorders are very common problems that affect people's quality of life, personal relationships, productivity, and general health.
The department offers various different group options for treatment. While a number of groups come and go, there are two main options for adults in the MGUH Outpatient clinic.
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Skills
- Other: Various other groups rotate by provider availability. These have included topics such as: Psychodynamic Interpersonal, Perinatal Mental Health, Process Oriented Group and Support and Coping for Depression and Anxiety Group.
Our compassionate experts use evidence-based approaches to provide patients with depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or other mood and anxiety disorders, potentially beneficial diagnostic evaluations and multidisciplinary treatment options.
Intensive Outpatient Program for Young Adults
For young adults between the ages of 18 and 26, the Department of Psychiatry at MedStar Georgetown university Hospital, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, offers an intensive, multidisciplinary outpatient program designed to provide a higher level of care and support to help young people build the skills they need to manage their symptoms and navigate the transition to adulthood.
Mental Health Care Inpatient Unit
This unit provides psychiatric hospitalization for patients with acute psychiatric problems such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Our team of experts use a multidisciplinary approach that includes pharmacotherapy; individual, group and family psychotherapy; occupational, art and pet therapy; patient education; and acute case management. Also, the unit specializes in treating patients with co-morbid medical and psychiatric diagnoses.
Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program
Located at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, the PPHP provides intensive psychiatric care for patients requiring a structured day program. Multidisciplinary services include diagnostic evaluations, crisis intervention, medication management, group therapy, art therapy, occupational therapy, mindfulness and CBT. The center operates Monday through Friday.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
TMS is a non-invasive brain stimulation treatment that is FDA-approved for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Patients will receive a comprehensive evaluation to determine if TMS is the appropriate modality. The procedure is performed at our clinic by a physician with specialized neuromodulation training as well as TMS certification.
Women’s Mental Health Program (WMHP)
WMHP is a specialty outpatient mental health program for individuals experiencing mental health challenges during and after pregnancy (including individuals who’ve experienced perinatal loss). We offer time-limited services including: Short-term psychotherapy (for individuals and couples), one-time psychiatric consultations, short-term psychiatric care for medication management, group psychotherapy and evaluation and referrals to community providers for ongoing psychotherapy or medication management. For more information about the WMHP, please see our website.
The Department of Psychiatry at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital accepts many insurances. Please confirm with the office that your insurance is accepted before scheduling an appointment. Please note that we do not accept Cigna, Maryland Medicaid, or Virginia Medicaid.