Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods

Emory Wesley Woods is a leading 44- bed hospital for Adult psychiatric care in Atlanta and the Southeast. We offer services to diagnose and treat Adults 18 years and older who are experiencing a mental health crisis. As part of Emory Healthcare, Georgia's most comprehensive academic health system, we have the resources to provide the state's highest-level care. This means our patients get exceptional communication and individualized care beyond what other hospitals can offer.

Our hospital has inpatient beds, inpatient and outpatient electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) services, ketamine infusions and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) services, an Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Partial Hospitalization Program and an Adult Intensive Outpatient Program. Our team of physicians, nurses, licensed social workers and licensed professional counselors work together to provide care for our patients' unique needs.

Our adult psychiatric inpatient units utilize best practices for the treatment of psychiatric diagnoses, including mood and psychotic disorders. The goal of our inpatient care is diagnostic assessment, initial treatment, and crisis stabilization allowing the patient to safely transition from inpatient care back to the community.

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Treatment and Services

Inpatient Services

Patients in an acute mental health crisis or with severe and persistent mental illness are eligible for admission into our inpatient psychiatric units. Our adult psychiatric inpatient units utilize best practices for the treatment of psychiatric diagnoses, including mood and psychotic disorders. The goal of our inpatient care include diagnostic assessment, initial treatment, and crisis stabilization allowing the patient to safely transition from inpatient care back to the community.

We often treat patients who have not found successful treatment outside the hospital setting and are experiencing several of the following acute signs and symptoms:

  • Depressed or manic mood
  • Psychosis Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Paranoid/suspicious behaviors
  • Not taking medicines appropriately
  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety

To refer a patient to our inpatient treatment, call us at 404-728-6222. Our intake office will guide you through a completed approval process and schedule an admission in less than 60 minutes.

*Note: If you do not meet insurance guidelines for inpatient care, we will help you find support in one of our outpatient programs.

Transitions Outpatient Programs

Patients with needs somewhere in between inpatient admission and true outpatient care
can find the help they need in our Transitions Outpatient Programs. These services include:

Senior Partial Hospitalization Program (Age 65 and over):
Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Provides Support and treatment for older adults by providing medical monitoring, case management, and therapeutic groups and activities. This program works well for patients as a step-down from inpatient treatment.

*Lunch included and Transportation provided inside I-285.

Adult Intensive Outpatient Counseling Program:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - Day Program: 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Evening Program: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Primarily focused on working adults who need scheduling flexibility in their care regime. The program is anchored in group therapy along with medication management, case management, and individual and family counseling, as needed.

Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Counseling Program (Ages 18 - 28):
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Day Program: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Primarily focused on young adults who need scheduling flexibility in their care regime. The program is anchored in group therapy along with medication management, case management, and individual and family counseling, as needed.

60+ Men's Support Group's:
2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The group's main goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, nonjudgmental forum that advances the mental health wellness of senior men through the sharing of experiences, from grief and loss to hopes and celebrations.

Note: A patient who may not be appropriate for an Inpatient admission, may meet the criteria for our Transitions Outpatient Behavioral Health Programs. To refer a patient to our outpatient programs, please call 404-728-4776 - 404-728-6978 or fax to 404-728-6917.

Neuromodulation Services

Our Neuromodulation Clinic helps treat some of the most pervasive and hard-to-treat mental illnesses. The clinic provides inpatient and outpatient services that include Electroconvulsive
Therapy (ECT), and off-label medication administration and other neuromodulation therapies as appropriate.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • ECT is a highly effective and fast-acting treatment for symptoms of certain mental illnesses.
  • Modern ECT is performed under general anesthesia. Small electric currents are passed through the brain to intentionally trigger a brief seizure.
  • Our ECT program uses a procedures that minimizes side effects on memory or thinking during the course of treatment.
  • ECT is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday and is often provided on an outpatient basis.
Treatment-Resistant Depression Therapies
  • After an in-depth psychiatric consultation, patients may receive recommendations around medications, talk therapy, and other neuromodulation options.

The Neuromodulation Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For referrals, please call 404-728-6542.

 

Accepted Insurance

We accept most major insurances the most common are listed below. 

Inpatient Services

Transitions Outpatient Programs

Aetna Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana Coventry
Medicare Humana
Tricare Medicare
Medicare
Medicare/Medicaid
Medicare Advantage Plans
Tricare - East

 

Contact Us

Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods
1821 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Transitions Outpatient Services
Intake and Referrals:
Telephone: 404-728-6978 or 404-728-4776
Fax: 404-728-6917

Inpatient Services
Psych Access (Assessments & Referrals):
Telephone: 404-728-6222
Fax: 404.712.3400
Neuromodulation Clinic:
Telephone: 404-728-6542

 

Meet Our Team

Dr. Timothy Moore
Chief Medical Director of Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods

Dr. Tamara Almeyda
Psychiatrist - Inpatient and Transitions Outpatient Programs

Dr. Stephen Dudley
Psychiatrist - Transitions Outpatient Programs

Dr. Todd Hoffenberg
Psychiatrist - Inpatient Services

Dr. William McDonald
Psychiatrist - Treatment-Resistant Depression Director

Dr. Patricio Riva Posse
Psychiatrist - Treatment-Resistant Depression

Dr. Larry Tune
Geriatric Psychiatrist - Inpatient Services