Maine Medical Center

Inpatient Psychiatry

MaineHealth Maine Medical Center Portland P6 provides highly specialized inpatient psychiatric care to medically-complex and unstable patients. Our inpatient unit provides 24/7 multidisciplinary behavioral health and medical care. This therapeutic environment promotes safety and adapts to the needs of individuals with cognitive and functional impairments.

We develop individualized behavioral health treatment plans that support patient and family participation. We also educate patients and their caregivers about their illness, treatment options, risks of non-treatment and prognosis. Our goal is to return patients to community living at an appropriate level of care with support services in place.

  • Individuals age 65 and older who meet inpatient psychiatric admission criteria, have a complex medical condition, and have an acute need for a secure setting
  • Individuals ages 18-64 who require specialized medical and psychiatric care including the neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia
  • Individuals with a decrease in cognitive functioning, decline in activities of daily living independence, and unsafe behaviors, who also require a secure inpatient psychiatric treatment setting

Our multidisciplinary team of highly experienced professionals who provide an array of treatment and therapeutic services include:

  • Board Certified Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatry Residents
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Occupational Therapy Interns
  • Social Work Interns
  • Medical Students

As a major teaching resource for MHMMCP, trainees participate as fully as possible in the care of patients and are welcomed members of our treatment team.

Our care team uses a biopsychosocial model of care with focal treatment planning, and active involvement of families and caregivers. This model considers the multiple relatives and caregivers and aspects of an individual’s life, and identifies the specific factors that contributed to an individual’s admission. Full interdisciplinary rounds are conducted daily, and comprehensive discharge planning is provided to every patient. Treatment and therapies delivered include:

  • Individual and Family Education
  • Medication Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy

Approximately 80% of our patients are jointly managed by a medical or surgical consulting service for acute or unstable medical conditions. When needed, MHMMCP specialists are close at hand, including physical therapy, neuropsychology, nutrition services, spiritual care, physical therapy, vocational services, clinical nurse specialists, care coordination, pharmacy services and respiratory therapy.

Contact Us

For more information, please send an inquiry to If you are a medical provider/nursing home facility, please contact One Call Central at 207-662-6632 option 2 to make a referral.