Our Services

At Spring Harbor, we are here to help you and your family with the finest inpatient psychiatric care for adults, children and adolescents. As the psychiatric hospital of the MaineHealth system, partnering with Maine Medical Center and other system hospitals, we have been providing the care and treatment for individuals suffering from mental illness in Southern Maine for over 15 years.

Many of our patients experience serious depression, anxiety, psychosis or other mental illness, and may have a co-occurring substance use disorder. The entire Spring Harbor staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care in a secure, warm, welcoming environment to treat all types of psychiatric illness.

How do you know if you need psychiatric care at Spring Harbor?

Some of the things that can signal your need for an acute level of care can include overwhelming feelings of depression or fear, and you may be to the point of hurting yourself or others. Here are some questions you can ask yourself or family member:

Does your depression or anxiety prevent you from functioning at home, work or school?

Are you unable to sleep, eat or take care of personal hygiene because your stress level is high?

Is your alcohol, drug or medication use out of control?

Are you having hallucinations or do you think people are plotting against or trying to hurt you?

Are you suicidal?

Are others telling you that they are scared or concerned for you?

If you are in crisis or suicidal, please call the Maine Crisis Hotline at 1-888-568-1112.

Do you accept walk-in patients at Spring Harbor?

You or your family member will need a referral from a psychiatrist, therapist of crisis team before coming to Spring Harbor Hospital. Please go to your nearest emergency room if you are in crisis or cannot wait for a psychiatric evaluation. If you have any questions, please call us at 888-857-6644.

Emergency Psychiatry

Individuals and families of children and adolescents in psychiatric crisis can turn to the Maine Medical Center Emergency Department for expert intervention services, resolution, and discharge to the home or to an appropriate provider of psychiatric care. The department functions in close coordination with Spring Harbor Hospital and multiple community agencies to avert hospitalization whenever possible. For more information, please call 866-857-6644 (toll-free), extension 1.

Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach

All of our inpatient care units have a lead psychiatrist as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team to ensure optimal medical care for every patient. The team includes talented psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, care coordinators, and psychiatric technicians. Psychologists provide services at our inpatient and outpatient care settings with neurological and behavioral assessments.

The multidisciplinary team evaluates each patient and carefully considers the best treatment to achieve patient safety, clinical improvement, and ultimately success in the community after leaving the hospital. We offer medication-based pharmacologic interventions and other therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Substance Use, and Stress Reduction through Spirituality or Yoga.

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