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Clinical Evaluation Center (CEC)


Program Overview

The Clinical Evaluation Center (CEC) specializes in the assessment and stabilization of individuals in acute psychiatric crisis who are thought to need inpatient level of care. All evaluations must be prearranged and take place on McLean's Belmont campus. To arrange for an evaluation, please call 800.333.0338.

Once you arrive at McLean, our evaluation team will work with you to determine the appropriate level of care that you need.

Those who are admitted as inpatients receive specialty follow-up care, including a full range of expert psychiatric services such as pharmacology and behavioral interventions. When appropriate, individuals not admitted to inpatient care may be referred to the hospital’s network of residential, partial and outpatient services.

Program Leadership

  • Diane Bedell, LICSW, Program Director
  • Beth Murphy, MD, Medical Director
  • Nancy Elstun, APRN, BC, Nurse Director


The Clinical Evaluation Center is located on the Belmont campus, in the Admissions Building. For more information on directions, parking. and local accommodations, please visit our Maps & Directions page.

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