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Emergency Psychiatry

For Children and Adolescents

Families of children and adolescents in psychiatric crisis can turn to the Maine Medical Center Emergency Department for expert intervention services, resolution, and discharge to the home or to an appropriate provider of psychiatric care. The department functions in close coordination with Spring Harbor Hospital and multiple community agencies to avert hospitalization whenever possible.

For more information, please call 866-857-6644 (toll-free), extension 1.

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Maine Behavioral Healthcare Taps Experienced Professional from Maine University System to Lead Communications Team
Marc Glass, who has been a communications leader at the University of Southern Maine and University of Maine at Farmington, was named director of communications and public affairs at MBH.
MaineHealth to Require Care Team COVID-19 Vaccinations as Condition of Employment
As MaineHealth seeks to limit the spread of COVID-19, vaccination will be a requirement for employment, with very few exceptions, as of Oct. 1, 2021.
MaineHealth makes significant workforce investment, raising wages for its care team members starting Aug. 8
In addition to a base wage increase for nearly all employees, the minimum pay rate across the health system will rise from $14 to $17 an hour, and market adjustments will be made for hard-to-fill roles.
Collaborative Partnership Helps Brush Off Dental Fears for Kids and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders has joined with the University of New England College of Dental Medicine to provide dental care for patients and training for dental students to better meet the oral health needs of people with developmental disabilities.