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Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center has served our community since 1963. As we have continued to grow and diversify over the years, so has the scope of our mission of patient care, education and research. Our wide spectrum of psychiatric care and treatment rivals, and in many cases exceeds, the scope of services offered in major urban teaching hospitals and health systems in the United States.

Today, the Department of Psychiatry at Maine’s largest hospital is part of a comprehensive system of care delivered at the MaineHealth member and affiliate hospitals and clinics throughout the state. Our unique collaboration with the wide network of expert psychiatric providers allows us to offer the most complete array of psychiatric treatment, physician-training, and medical-research programs north of Boston.

As a local, state, and regional leader in psychiatric care, the Department of Psychiatry’s more than 200 Board Certified Psychiatrists, Licensed Clinicians and Care Team members work with individuals, hospitals, and other organizations from across Maine. Multidisciplinary teams support the delivery and development of the highest quality inpatient and outpatient services for thousands of individuals experiencing behavioral health challenges, illnesses and co-occurring disorders.

At Maine Medical Center, our diverse and comprehensive array of psychiatric services includes:

  • Inpatient Medical & Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Hospital Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Child, Adult and Geriatric Outpatient Clinic Treatment, including Telehealth
  • Consultation to Medical Professionals
  • Partial Hospital Program (PHP)
  • Early Psychosis & Treatment Program (Portland Identification and Early Intervention Program – PIER)

Our compassionate, respectful care honors the dignity, privacy and recovery needs of each individual, and is continuously enhanced by professional training and medical research. Since 1971, our psychiatric services have provided a full spectrum of educational experiences and research opportunities for numerous professional learners.

MMMC’s affiliations with national and regional universities and colleges allows psychiatric residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and medical students to participate in treatment and care delivery in a dynamic educational environment. Our association with the Tufts University School of Medicine allows us to play a significant role in the psychiatric education of Tufts medical students who are enrolled in the Maine Track of the Tufts University School of Medicine.

The Department of Psychiatry offers Accreditation Council certified Graduate Medical Education for four years of postgraduate training through the General Psychiatry Residency Program, as well as a two-year Child and Adolescent Fellowship Training Program.

As part of MaineHealth, Maine’s premier healthcare system, we are committed to providing excellent care and working with our partners throughout the state so that our communities are the Healthiest in America.