The Short Term Unit
Fact Sheet (pdf)
Steven Gelda, MD, Medical Director
Clare Sellig, PMHCNS-BC, MEd, Nurse Director
The Short Term Unit offers a comprehensive and focused evaluation for individuals with acute psychiatric illness who would benefit from a brief hospitalization. A multidisciplinary team consisting of a McLean psychiatrist, social worker, expressive therapist and professional nursing staff, works with each patient to develop treatment plans tailored to his or her specific needs.
Short Term Unit
State-of-the art biological and psychosocial treatment interventions are utilized to improve a patient’s condition and enhance his or her wellness and well-being. The inpatient team also has at its disposal an array of consultants and diagnostic services that can be prescribed on an individualized basis. Comprehensive treatment and after-care planning begins at the time of admission in collaboration with the patient’s community supports, including family, friends and professional treaters. All are actively engaged in the treatment process to assure that stabilization and healing continue after the patient has left the unit to pursue varying levels of outpatient care.
McLean accepts Medicare, Massachusetts Medicaid and many private insurance and managed care plans.
ContactFor further information about the Short Term Unit, please call 1.800.333.0338, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
About McLean Hospital
U.S. News & World Report ranked McLean Hospital first among all freestanding psychiatric hospitals. McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric facility of Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare.