The Psychiatry Department at NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital provides the full range of inpatient services for adults who are acutely ill with psychiatric disorders. The department's multidisciplinary approach combines the talents of psychiatrists, nursing staff, social workers, recreation therapists, and substance abuse counselors. The Department consists of three components: an adult inpatient Psychiatry unit, a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry service, and brief Emergency Department consultation.
We are a teaching center for Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons medical students and residents in Psychiatry. Other professional trainees also have clinical rotations on our service, which fosters an academic and innovative environment.
We specialize in the treatment of psychotic and mood disorders, often in the setting of comorbid chemical dependency. The Allen Hospital has a multilingual staff and prides itself as being one of few U.S. centers that can provide services in Spanish to its Spanish-speaking patients and their families. At The Allen Hospital, translation is always available for all other languages as well.
The Allen Hospital Psychiatry Department provides care to:
The management of crises is often challenging for patients and families. Known for our proactive role in prevention and in avoiding unnecessary intervention, the department maintains strong communication with patients' families. We work to identify and solve potential difficulties, maximizing the use of alternative/creative problem-solving, so that patients are stabilized and able to safely return to the community and their homes. Inpatient stays average 15 days, facilitating patients' readjustment to their home environment. We help connect patients with community resources.
To access our services or make an appointment with a psychiatrist at The Allen Hospital, please call our Psychiatry Access Number at 212-305-6001.
In addition to our inpatient services, a multidisciplinary team provides a supportive system of care in the community. The team provides linkage to outpatient care and assessment at home for psychiatric crises.
All physicians at The Allen Hospital are also on the staff of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, one of the country's major medical centers. In addition, each of our physicians is a member of the highly regarded ColumbiaDoctors faculty practice. This means that patients experience the level of exceptional care expected from NewYork-Presbyterian in a personal and accessible environment.
5141 Broadway (at 220th Street)
New York, NY 10034