Geriatric Psychiatry

Specialized Mental Health Care for Older Adults 

At the Emory Brain Health Center, we know that good mental health is important to overall health and aging well. It’s why we provide comprehensive treatment and services focused on the unique needs of older adults dealing with mental health conditions. Aging isn’t a disease, but it can come with its challenges. We’re here to help you deal with them and live as full a life as possible. Our health care team specializes in treating a wide range of mental health conditions that older adults can face. Although many of the conditions are ones that become more common with age, they may not be age-related or they may be psychiatric conditions that weren’t diagnosed earlier in life.

If you or a loved one has a mental health condition, we’re here to help. If a higher level of care is needed, we can provide inpatient care. Or, depending on your condition, we can offer treatment and support through one of our comprehensive outpatient programs. Your doctor will work with you and your family to create an individualized treatment plan based on your needs and goals.

Health Care Experts in Geriatric Psychiatry Care

You can count on compassionate care from a health care team with experience and expertise in treating older adults with mental health conditions. Your health care team may include:

  • Board-Certified Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Therapists
  • Certified Addiction Counselors
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Chaplains
  • Mental Health Associates

Our team uses an innovative approach to care that focuses on your unique health care needs as an older adult. Our doctors collaborate with primary care physicians and other specialists to provide you integrated care for your total health.

Improving Geriatric Mental Health Care Through Research

Emory Healthcare is among the leaders researching new and better ways to treat mental health conditions that affect older adults. That means you have access to clinical trials for conditions that most affect us as we age. Depending on your condition, you may qualify to try new treatments.

Contact Us

To request a Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient appointment, please call us at 404-778-5526.

If you believe you or a loved one may need mental health care immediately, our licensed behavioral health evaluators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 404-728-6222.

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.