Maine Medical Center

Behavioral Health

MaineHealth Maine Medical Center provides expert behavioral and mental health services, close to home. From outpatient counseling to inpatient hospitalization, we offer comprehensive mental health and behavioral health support for adults and children in the communities we serve. 

Behavioral Health Services

Emergency Department Acute Psychiatry (EDAP) - Biddeford and Sanford

Our emergency department acute psychiatry (EDAP) units in Biddeford and Sanford provide 24-hour behavioral health crisis intervention services. A multi-disciplinary team of crisis workers, psychiatric health nurses and security staff will perform a comprehensive assessment of your condition and design a plan to meet your needs. Follow up with community resources, or assistance with hospitalization is provided.

Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit – Sanford

The inpatient behavioral health unit at MaineHealth Maine Medical Center Sanford is a locked, 40-bed unit that provides a 24 hour treatment and care for adults ages 18-95 in acute psychiatric crisis. Our multidisciplinary team treats individuals experiencing major mental illnesses and addiction related problems. This includes both voluntary and involuntary levels of care. 

A team of mental health professionals will work together with the patient to provide psychiatric care, medical treatment, support, referrals for follow-up care, and opportunities for learning and emotional growth. The team includes nurses, psychiatrists, social workers and case managers. 

Programming on the mental health unit includes daily clinical groups in CBT and DBT, art therapy, medication management and recreational activities. Access to AA meetings is also available. Family members are encouraged to participate in post-discharge care planning and ongoing support. We focus on relapse prevention and follow-up with outpatient community services.

In partnership with Maine Behavioral Healthcare, MaineHealth Maine Medical Center Biddeford provides intensive outpatient treatment for substance use disorder in a safe, secure, confidential, supportive and therapeutic environment. 

Patients meet with a multidisciplinary team in a group setting three times per week. According to their individualized treatment plan, patients are provided with learning experiences that will assist them in reaching sobriety. Staffed by caring and expert providers, we are here to help you through the challenging transitions from illness to recovery. Our program features:

  • Introduction to the 12 Steps
  • Education of Addition and Recovery Process
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Family Dynamics
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Opiate Treatment with Vivitrol
  • Self Awareness
  • Social Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Values

Hours: Three days each week from 11 am - 2:20 pm. You may be asked to come early the first day to complete an intake assessment with your assigned clinician. 

Contact: For more information, please call 207-283-7660 or fax 207-283-7664. 

Address: 235 Main Street, Biddeford, ME 04005

MaineHealth Comprehensive Addiction Medicine Portland provides outpatient substance use treatment in a safe, supportive, confidential and easily-accessible environment designed to support your recovery and health. Service locations include:

Our Portland practice includes a multidisciplinary team with two physicians board-certified in addiction medicine and family medicine–working collaboratively with a compassionate team of ancillary professionals to meet the comprehensive needs of SUD patients. 

Here to support you during every step of your recovery journey

We treat all substance use disorders including alcohol, opioids, stimulants, cannabis and tobacco. Our team will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan based on your specific needs. Services include:

  • Addiction medicine physician consultation
  • Group and individual behavioral health therapy
  • Case management
  • Medication management for substance use including long-acting injections
  • Alcohol withdrawal management for qualifying patients
  • Screening for hepatitis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections
  • Hepatitis C treatment
  • Some primary and preventive care services
  • Peer support
  • Harm reduction services

Address: 576 St. John Street Portland, ME 04102

Phone: 207-661-0700

Fax: 207-536-6720

Hours: Mon- Fri 8 am - 5 pm. Walk-in hours are Mon-Fri 9 am - noon.

Maine Medical Center (MMC) has provided compassionate and respectful psychiatric care since 1963. Our goal is to honor the dignity, privacy and recovery needs of each individual. We are part of MaineHealth, which includes Maine Behavioral Healthcare. This partnership gives patients access to the most comprehensive network of expert behavioral health providers north of Boston.

Our multidisciplinary team includes board-certified psychiatrists, licensed clinicians and other care providers who work collaboratively to support people in our community who are experiencing behavioral health challenges. Learn more about our services.