The Department of Psychiatry provides consultation and short-term treatment for patients with specific psychiatric disorders and for UMHS patients with psychiatric issues that complicate their medical care. All referrals (except Neuropsychology) go to a central intake system and are triaged from there. You do not need to refer to a specific specialty program.
Detailed guidelines are presented below by sub-specialty program to aid in your management, and to highlight the areas in which we have sub-specialty expertise. Due to capacity limitations we cannot treat all psychiatric problems or provide long term treatment. We will provide diagnosis and referral when appropriate care is not possible within our department. We favor a collaborative care model, stabilizing patients and addressing specialty needs within our department, and referring back to primary care for maintenance, with easy re-access when specialty care is again needed.