Hospital Based Psychiatric Services

Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Danbury Hospital provides a 22 bed inpatient unit with highly trained staff providing individualized treatment planning and programming to patients who require a safe and secure setting.

Behavioral Care Unit/Emergency Services

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health provides crisis intervention and consultation services to patients presenting to the Danbury Hospital Emergency Department with mental health­ related emergencies.Hours of Operation for psychiatric services in the Behavioral Care Unit (BCU) are 6:00am- 11:00pm, 7 days a week.

However, anyone who presents to the emergency department with a psychiatric need, at any hour, will be seen by medical staff in the main ED, medically cleared and if needed, placed in the Behavioral Care Unit to start the observation period. The observation period in BCU is used to observe and interface with the patient, gain collateral information from family and providers, and meet any physical or safety needs including medication. When the Psychiatrist or Psychiatric APRN comes on duty, the assessment can be completed.

In addition,our mobile crisis services assist physicians with patients in crisis by traveling to the patient crisis site to evaluate and deliver care.

Inpatient Consultation Liaison Services

Our inpatient consultation services provide consultations to patients hospitalized medically or surgically who require psychiatric evaluations. Hours of Operation: 8:00am- 5:00pm, 7 days a week, includes weekends and holidays.

Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT)

This state of the art treatment is faster, safer, and more effective than any medication in combating severe types of depression and is available for all patients hospitalized who require it.

For More Information

If you have questions about behavioral health, talk to your doctor about About Danbury Hospital. If you need a doctor, search our Find a Doctor online tool to find a doctor near you, or call us at 1-800-516-3658 for a referral.