Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment 

Managing mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression may interfere with your ability to live a full and happy life, as well as affecting your loved ones. Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods offers inpatient psychiatric treatment programs for those suffering from mental health and co-occurring substance abuse issues.

To help regain your health and quality of life, our inpatient psychiatry service offers a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illness for adults and seniors, ages 18 and up, through programs applying the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques available.

Located six miles from the heart of downtown Atlanta, our treatment center includes 44 licensed, acute-care inpatient beds in a safe and caring environment, while treating all patients with respect and dignity. We also provide advanced treatments for psychiatric and mood disorders, including Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), ketamine infusions and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which can all be continued after the patients leave the hospital.

The inpatient psychiatry service is comprised of two separate units. We consider the patient’s treatment modality needs, to facilitate healing in a therapeutic environment, which includes a unit specifically designed to meet the needs of patients whose behaviors are more acutely psychotic, as well as a unit for patients experiencing symptoms related to a major depressive disorder.

Our inpatient psychiatry interdisciplinary team consists of psychiatrists, residents, fellows, psychiatric nurses, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, certified addiction counselors and mental health associates, utilizing best practices for the treatment of psychiatric, mood and psychotic disorders.

Our care coordinators begin the discharge planning immediately upon admission to best prepare each patient and family member for a lower level of care, as soon as it is clinically safe to do so. Inpatient psychiatry offers step down programs such as partial hospitalization or other transition programs.

For Hospital Admission

To make an appointment, please call 404-728-6222.

If you are interested in becoming a referral partner and would like to view our inpatient psychiatry facility, please call 404-728-6222. 

Assessments and Referrals

Our Psychiatric Access Services Department at Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods provides a no cost, confidential mental health assessment seven days a week, 24 hours a day. All mental health admissions are based on clinical necessity. Upon completion of the initial mental health assessment, one of our licensed clinicians will recommend an appropriate level of care to meet the needs of the patient, whether inpatient treatment, an outpatient program or a community referral.

Please call 404-728-6222 to schedule a free assessment or for more information on our programs and services.

If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Psychiatric Access Services are also provided at the following emergency rooms: Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown or Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.

Care Offered

Our inpatient care includes a diagnostic assessment, initial treatment and crisis stabilization to ease safe transitions for patients from inpatient care to outpatient settings.

The inpatient psychiatric units treat individuals who are in an acute mental health crisis or with severe and persistent mental illness who have not been successfully treated outside the hospital setting, and are experiencing several of the following acute signs and symptoms:

  • Mood Disturbances
  • Psychoses
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Paranoid/Suspicious Behavior
  • Suicidal/Homicidal Behavior
  • Impulsivity
  • Medication Adherence

Our Team

Our Inpatient Psychiatry team is comprised of experts to ensure our patients receive well-balanced care and support. Our team includes:

Contact Us

Emory University Hospital at Wesely Woods
Psychiatric Assessments and Referrals
Phone: 404-728-6222
Fax: 404-712-3400

Neuromodulation Clinic
Phone: 404-728-6542

1821 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30329

How Can We Help You Today?

Need help? We will be delighted to assist you today, so please call us at 404-778-7777. We look forward to hearing from you.

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