Outpatient Psychiatry

Caring Support for Adults with Mental Health Conditions

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.

Transitions Behavioral Health 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 or 404-728-6978. Email: ewwhtransitions.intake@emoryhealthcare.org 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 Electroconvulsive Therapy and Treatment-Resistant Depression Therapies referrals, please call 404-728-6542

Contact Us

Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods
1821 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Neuromodulation Clinic:
Telephone: 404-728-6542

Transitions Behavior Health Outpatient Services
Intake and Referrals:
Telephone: 404-728-6978 or 404-728-4776
Fax: 404-728-6917
Email: ewwhtransitions.intake@emoryhealthcare.org 

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.