Adult Inpatient Services
Spring Harbor Hospital devotes more than sixty beds to the treatment of adults who experience acute psychiatric illness and co-occurring chemical dependency. Our treatment program emphasizes return-to-work strategies and cognitive therapies to help patients make the smoothest possible transition from the hospital to the community in the shortest possible time.
Our caregiving team includes a psychiatrist, psychiatric nurses, social workers, and technicians who specialize in the treatment of major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and co-occurring disorders . Average length of stay for adult patients is approximately seven days, and discharge planners assist in securing timely and appropriate aftercare services.
Adult rooms are private and semi-private rooms, featuring a private bath, wardrobe, writing desk, and views of the wooded grounds and recreational areas. Treatment areas provide designated rooms for family meetings and individual consultation between the physician and patient.
The well-maintained hospital grounds feature an adult courtyard with reflecting pool and gazebo designed for meditation, short strolls, and conversation. An indoor gym, fitness room, and walking paths provide recreational therapy.
For Admission to Spring Harbor Hospital, at least one of the following severity of illness elements must be met (medical necessity) and the patient cannot be safely managed at a less intensive level of care:
- The patient has attempted to seriously harm self within 72 hours prior to the admission.
- The patient has attempted to harm others and/or property within 72 hours prior to admission and this behavior is judged attributable to mental illness.
- The patient is considered at significant and imminent risk to seriously harm self. The patient is considered at significant and imminent risk to seriously harm another person and/or property as a result of a serious mental illness.
- A deterioration in the patient's level of functioning has occurred, resulting in an inability to adequately care for physical needs and representing the potential for imminent serious harm to self.
- There is an active psychiatric disorder interfering with the diagnosis and/or treatment of a serious medical condition and it is not responsive to a less intensive level of care.
- Diagnostic assessment and/or treatment has been unsuccessful at a less intensive level of care with persistence or worsening of symptoms that significantly interfere with the patient's functioning.
- The patient's condition is complicated by the need to provide for initiation of psychotropic medication.
You or your family member will need a referral from a psychiatrist, therapist or crisis team before coming to Spring Harbor Hospital. Please go to your nearest emergency room if you are in crisis or cannot wait for a psychiatric evaluation. If you have any questions, please call us at 888-857-6644.
Medical patients at our sister hospital, Maine Medical Center, may receive consultative support for their co-occurring mental health disorders from our expert psychiatric team. The Consultation and Liaison Service offers training, psychiatric consultation, and psychiatric liaison services to the clinical departments of Maine Medical Center and is actively involved in liaison arrangements with the hospital’s nursing, social work, and administrative departments.
The team includes a psychiatrist who consults with medical inpatient doctors, and a substance use counselor who provides evaluation and referral services for patients with co-occurring disorders.
For more information, please call 866-857-6644 (toll-free), extension 1.
Individuals 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.
Spring Harbor Hospital is located at:
123 Andover Road
Westbrook, ME 04092
FROM THE NORTH VIA INTERSTATE 295
Take exit 1, Maine Mall exit. At the signs directing traffic to the Maine Mall, bear left. At the next set of lights, turn left onto Payne Road. Follow through one set of lights and then take a right onto Cummings Road. At the next intersection, take a right onto Running Hill Road. Spring Harbor Hospital is your first left.
FROM THE NORTH OR SOUTH VIA MAINE TURNPIKE
Take exit 46 and bear to your immediate right after the toll booth. At the end of the off ramp, turn left onto Payne Road. Follow Payne Road briefly and then take a right onto Cummings Road. At the next intersection, take a right onto Running Hill Road. Spring Harbor Hospital is your first left.
FROM DOWNTOWN PORTLAND VIA CONGRESS STREET
Follow Congress Street beyond the Portland Jetport and continue onto Maine Mall Road. Follow Maine Mall Road to the intersection of Running Hill Road and take a right on Running Hill Road. Ascend the hill past the Marriott Hotel and look for the signs for Spring Harbor on your right.