Behavioral Health Care
Compassionate Behavioral & Mental Health Services, Close to Home
Behavioral health conditions are medical conditions stemming from changes in brain chemistry, endocrine changes and other physiological conditions. Behavioral health conditions can create challenges have real effects on people’s lives, relationships and hopes for their future.
Mid Coast Hospital offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services for individuals experiencing mental illness, psychological disorders, substance use disorders or any combination of these conditions. Our integrated behavioral health services can be accessed throughout our health system—including the Mid Coast Hospital emergency department and inpatient unit, our primary care practices and older adult care locations.
With an emphasis on dignity and respect for those seeking care, Mid Coast Hospital continuously works to improve the quality and systems in place to support the behavioral health needs within our community. Services include:
- Inpatient behavioral health
- Electroconvulsive therapy
- Emergency care
- Substance abuse and addiction treatment
- Mental health and addiction services for pregnant people
- Partial hospitalization
- In-home care for older adults
- Integrated primary care
- Skilled nursing
- Medication management
- Outpatient detoxification
More About Our Services
Mid Coast Hospital operates an inpatient Behavioral Health Unit, treating patients with mental health conditions that require 24-hour care. The unit has 13 beds, offering compassionate care, one-on-one and group therapy, and a range of treatments in a state-of-the art therapeutic facility. One of nine behavioral health units in the state, the Mid Coast Hospital Behavioral Health Unit services patients from as far away as Aroostook County.
Mid Coast–Parkview Health provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare services throughout an integrated system of care. Recognizing the importance of mental health in all phases of life, our programs are designed to effectively address the needs of all individuals that are in need of behavioral healthcare.
Addiction Resource Center
Mid Coast Hospital Outpatient Behavioral Health operates the Addiction Resource Center (ARC) with two locations in Damariscotta and Brunswick. The ARC provides a full range of professional assessment, treatment, psychiatry, detoxification/maintenance (suboxone, vivitrol, naltrexone, nicotine replacement) and counseling services for youth, adults, and families affected by alcohol or drug related concerns. ARC programs include Intensive Outpatient, Individual, Group and Family Outpatient sessions. Learn more.
A special program for pregnant and parenting women experiencing problems with alcohol or other drugs, the Healthy Generations program is integrated within Outpatient Behavioral Health, Maternity Care, and Mid Coast–Parkview Health Pediatric teams. Services include substance abuse treatment, smoking cessation, parenting classes, individual and family counseling, and child development assessment, as well as referral services. Services are provided in the home with the goal of supporting individual and family development by offering women tools to live a positive, healthy life in which to raise their young children. Staff from Healthy Generations often attends prenatal and post delivery pediatric appointments at their clients request to assist with content, goals, and these important relationships.
Senior Mental Health Services
Mid Coast Senior Mental Health Services is a mental health outreach service that offers confidential screening, assessment, and treatment services to adults 65 years of age and older. Its purpose is to help older adults and their families understand and treat issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and the grief and loss associated with late-life changes. Services are provided by a team consisting of a clinical nurse specialist, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist. Mid Coast Senior Mental Health Services offers:
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Psychiatric medication evaluation and management
- Group counseling
- Substance abuse education and counseling
After an evaluation in person, follow-up is available via Telehealth. To access Mid Coast Senior Mental Health Services, please call 207-373-6980.
Psychiatric Partial Hospital Program
The Outpatient Behavioral Health Department offers an intensive short-term, daily program for individuals with psychiatric disorders who do not require hospitalization or have the opportunity to reduce the number of days they may have to be in the hospital. Designed to help individuals develop skills for living with mental illness or co-occurring addiction and mental illness, the program is customized to the individual’s needs. The program length ranges from four to five weeks and includes an intensive daily therapy schedule with individualized treatment plans, skilled nursing, psychiatry, medication management, group psychotherapy and the opportunity for family sessions.
Mid Coast Hospital offers Electroconvulsive Therapy for those experiencing severe depression.
Integrated Behavioral Health Care
For individuals experiencing anxiety, struggling with relationships, or feeling sad, angry, stressed, or easily overwhelmed, Mid Coast Medical Group Primary Care and Women’s Health Care teams offer integrated care for medical and emotional needs right in the office. Located within the practice, the behavioral health clinician works with the patient and the primary care team to develop the best care plan possible for the patient.
Employee Assistance Program
Mid Coast–Parkview Health manages Employee Assistance Programs for organizations and businesses looking to provide free evaluation and confidential counseling services for employees. Counseling is available for a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug abuse, marriage and family concerns, and financial problems. The Employee Assistance Program is also available for Mid Coast–Parkview Health employees.
Our full-service, nationally accredited hospital offers a fully staffed Emergency Department open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department includes two specially designed behavioral treatment rooms, providing a safe and caring space for the provider team to evaluate and treat behavioral health patients.
In 2015, Mid Coast Hospital developed the Emergency Department Behavioral Health Observation Unit to better accommodate the behavioral health patients who experience long lengths of stay in the Emergency Department. The unit has three private rooms and a common area with a kitchenette, comfortable seating, and natural lighting. Patients are given a menu of calming and therapeutic amenities such as music, art supplies, and spiritual care, to make their stay as comfortable as possible. The secure unit is staffed with behavioral health specialists who provide psychiatric consultation, compassionate care, and long-term planning support.
The Mid Coast Hospital Addiction Resource Center is nationally recognized for our high-quality, confidential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. We have a proven track record of helping community members overcome the challenges of alcohol and drug use. We serve teens/parents and adults at two convenient locations. Our caring and compassionate staff is here to help you return to a healthy lifestyle.