Psychiatric Care

MaineHealth is the leading provider of psychiatric care in Maine. Our comprehensive system of care includes convenient community treatment centers through Maine Behavioral Healthcare and hospital-based care at Spring Harbor Hospital, MaineHealth Medical Center, Mid Coast Hospital and Pen Bay Medical Center. We also diagnose and treat patients with behavioral health conditions in many MaineHealth primary care practices.

What is psychiatric care?

Psychiatry care can treat a variety of mental health conditions. Psychiatrists are medical doctors with special training and education in mental health. They have the skills and expertise to diagnose and treat both mental and physical problems related to psychological disorders. Psychiatrists may prescribe medications and may also provide counseling or psychotherapy services.

Common psychiatric conditions

  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Eating disorders
  • Impulse control disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance use disorders

Common psychiatric treatments

  • Individual or group therapy
  • Medication management
  • Behavior therapy
  • Educational services
  • Occupational therapy

How do I access services?

  • Maine Behavioral Health Care: Call 1-844-292-0111 for more information, or to make an appointment. Learn more about our provider referral process.
  • MaineHealth Maine Medical Center Portland Outpatient Psychiatry: A referral from your PCP or family doctor is required, regardless of your insurance coverage. Please call 207-662-2221 and select the "new patient" option.
  • MaineHealth Maine Medical Center Portland Inpatient Psychiatry: Send an email to If you are a medical provider/nursing home facility, call 207-662-6632 option 2 to make a referral.
  • Inpatient Care at Spring Harbor Hospital: Learn more about inpatient services at Spring Harbor Hospital.

Not sure where to start? 

Talk to your primary care provider about any behavioral health concerns.