Behavioral Health Services
At Cape Cod Healthcare's Centers for Behavioral Health, our behavioral health services begin with a treatment plan based on a careful evaluation of your specific needs. We'll work with you, your family and your doctors to find the right treatment for you—from twice-monthly therapy appointments to an in-hospital program to something in between.
Contact us for more information or to schedule an evaluation.
Centers for Behavioral Health - Inpatient & Partial Hospitalization
27 Park Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Centers for Behavioral Health - Outpatient
Fontaine Outpatient Center
525 Long Pond Drive
Harwich, MA 02645
460 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Intake and Referral Line: 508-790-3360 x228
Psychiatric Assessment Team
Our Psychiatric Assessment Team (PAT) consists of licensed mental health providers who offer an array of services to the community and respond to patients who are in the midst of a psychiatric crisis/emergency.
Emergency phone consultations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Emergency psychiatric evaluations and safety assessments are available at both the Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital Emergency Departments for patients in acute crisis. These assessments can lead to inpatient hospitalization, discharge to the community with a safety plan and/or referrals to community-based services, such as outpatient or partial hospital programs.
Our PAT clinicians provide a first point of contact for information, advice, referrals, educational support and consultation to individuals and families facing a psychiatric crisis.
Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
Our 20-bed adult (16-year-olds and older) inpatient unit offers comprehensive and focused assessments for individuals with acute psychiatric illness and symptoms that are so severe they cannot safely function at a less restrictive level of care.
Our multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, social workers, occupational therapists and a professional nursing staff work collaboratively with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan to best meet his/her specific clinical needs. We offer evidenced-based clinical strategies that use a combination of treatment types, including:
- Medications to manage acute symptoms and restore functional abilities
- Group psychotherapy and patient education to help patients better understand their illness and improve coping skills
- Family education to strengthen a patient’s social support system.
Our staff also works with each patient to help transition him/her to a less restrictive level of care as soon as it is clinically indicated.
Adult Partial Hospital Program
Our adult partial hospital program is a time-limited, structured program designed to meet the psychiatric needs of individuals experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis, yet who do not require the higher level of care offered on our secure inpatient unit.
This program provides short-term, intensive behavioral health treatment as an alternative to inpatient hospitalization. Additionally, our partial hospital program is ideal as a step-down option following inpatient hospitalizations or as a direct admission from the community or local emergency rooms.
Our team consists of a psychiatrist, social worker and occupational therapist who work collaboratively to stabilize patients through individual and group treatment. This program focuses on strengthening coping skills to improve patients’ overall level of functioning.
Partial hospitalization service hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Geriatric Outpatient Psychiatry
Our Geriatric Outpatient Psychiatry program provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning for elderly patients with a range of psychiatric disorders, including, but not limited to:
- Late-life schizophrenia
Some common concerns for this population include dealing with the loss of loved ones as well as declining physical and mental abilities.
Our geriatric psychiatrist uses a compassionate treatment approach to respond to the needs and concerns of our older patients and their families. The psychiatrist is also available to collaborate with patients’ primary care physicians and other health professionals to develop appropriate and effective treatment plans for our geriatric patients. This service is available by appointment only.
Child, Adolescent & Adult Outpatient Services
Our outpatient services are provided by board-certified psychiatrists, advanced practice registered nurses, psychologists and licensed therapists. We offer medication management as well as individual therapy, couples therapy and group therapy.
Our highly-skilled clinical staff has expertise in diagnosing and treating a vast array of psychiatric disorders using a variety of treatment methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy.
Our child and family services division has a team of collaborating professionals who provide comprehensive evaluations and treatment planning to meet the needs of children and their families. Services include:
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Parent education
- Medication management
- School advocacy
- Psychological testing and assessment
Our team of child and adolescent providers is also available for second opinions and one-time consultations for families, pediatricians and primary care physicians.
Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing
We provide comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents and adults. Services include:
- Testing for learning disabilities
- Personality testing
- Psychological evaluations for medical procedures
- Memory disorder screenings
Access to Care
Access to mental health care is an issue on Cape Cod as it is throughout the United States.
When we evaluate a patient, we carefully determine the services best suited to the needs of that patient. Our goal is to provide care locally whenever possible, but we weigh access to services close to home against a patient’s immediate needs. If we don’t have the services you need, we will work with partner agencies to find the appropriate level of care. Our primary concern is your well-being and treatment.
Get in-depth information on a wide range of mental health topics from the Mental Health Guide in our online Health Library.
Other sources of reliable information include:
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Institute of Mental Health
American Psychiatric Association
Mental Health America
International OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Foundation
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
National Resource Center on ADHD