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McLean Pavilion FAQ

Where is McLean Pavilion located?

The program is located on the Belmont campus, in the Wyman building. For more information on directions, parking, and local accommodations, please visit our Maps & Directions page.

Who benefits most from McLean Pavilion?

Our residential program focuses on treating adults, ages 18 and older, who are experiencing significant difficulties with symptoms of mood instability (unipolar depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety), psychotic symptoms, cognitive impairment, co-occurring substance use, and self destructive or self injurious behavior, such that their ability to function is significantly compromised; who are unsure of their diagnosis, or with symptoms that are treatment resistant; and are seeking a comprehensive psychiatric, neurological and medical evaluation of their condition along with recommendations for treatment.

Is family involved in treatment?

Family involvement is integral to the clinical mission of The Pavilion and while exceptions are made on a case by case basis, families should expect to be actively involved.

Are support groups offered?

For more information, visit our support groups page.

Is smoking permitted?

Smoking is allowed in designated outdoor areas only. No smoking is allowed inside any of our buildings.

When are visiting hours?

Visiting hours are from 9 am to 11 pm daily. Family members may spend the night with the permission of the nursing staff.

Is the resident’s stay at the program kept private?

Privacy is of the utmost importance to McLean Pavilion and we ensure confidentiality through our highly trained, professional and discreet staff. No third party, whether known to the resident or not, has access to medical records, health information, or any information about a resident’s stay without prior, written authorization from the resident.

Are cell phones allowed?

Residents are allowed to use their cell phones, with some guidelines to prevent disruption of the program and other residents.

Is aftercare planning a part of the program?

The treatment team works closely with the individual as well as with family, significant friends, and outside providers to develop a personalized aftercare plan. Recommendations by staff are made based upon clinical needs, progress made during treatment, and long-term treatment goals.

Can former residents access their medical records?

All requests for medical records should be directed to McLean's Health Information Management Department.

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