Behavioral Health | Services, Treatment | MedStar Health

A comprehensive team approach to behavioral health services

Our team of behavioral health professionals provides comprehensive care services to diagnose and treat children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric individuals who struggle with a behavioral health condition. There are many reasons to choose MedStar Health:

  • High standards for quality of care
  • A collaborative and comprehensive team
  • Dedicated to compassionate and culturally competent care
  • A continuum of care including outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient
  • Psychiatric emergency services

We care for our patients through specialized inpatient, outpatient, and integrated care, including assistance with medical conditions.

To help manage chronic health conditions and encourage a focus on comprehensive wellness, we partner with patients’ primary care physicians and other health professionals. We work together as a team to find a treatment plan that is tailored to each patient’s needs.

Clinical Programs

  • Inpatient adult psychiatry

  • Adult partial hospitalization /Intensive outpatient programs

  • Adult outpatient programs

  • Inpatient adolescent psychiatry

    • Inpatient adolescent psychiatry unit at MedStar Montgomery

    • Inpatient adolescent psychiatry unit at MedStar Franklin Square

  • Adolescent partial hospitalization /Intensive outpatient programs

  • Child and adolescent outpatient programs

    • Center for Children and Families at MedStar Georgetown

    • WISE Center at MedStar Georgetown

    • Launch Clinic at MedStar Georgetown

    • Outpatient child and adolescent at MedStar Franklin Square

    • Outpatient child and adolescent at MedStar Montgomery

  • Geriatric psychiatry services

    • Behavioral Health at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

A group of nurses poses for a photo in a hospital hallway at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Meet our behavior care providers

Our highly skilled, experienced team comprises board-certified psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, behavioral health nurses and more.

Additional information


Our team is regularly published in the healthcare literature. We are also involved in community-based research and innovation, including the Safe Babies, Safe Moms Project, a $30 million grant from the Clark Foundation focusing on maternal and early childhood health.

The Holistic Healing Arts Retreat: An Intensive, Experiential Intervention for Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma: This study examined the effectiveness of an intensive, experiential intervention, the Holistic Healing Arts Retreat, for improving posttraumatic symptoms (primary) and comorbid depression and perceived stress (secondary).