McLean Hospital – 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Like a heart attack or a bad fall, sometimes mental health requires emergency attention. If you or a loved one are in crisis, McLean Hospital is here to help.
Please call Admissions at 800.333.0338 if you or your loved one needs urgent psychiatric care.
If you are suicidal or are a danger to yourself to others, please call 9-1-1 or visit your nearest emergency room immediately.
McLean offers short-term inpatient care for individuals in need of acute crisis stabilization. For most psychiatric services, you need a referral from a psychiatrist, therapist, or crisis team before coming to McLean (though for certain services, self-referral is possible).
Please call Admissions at 800.333.0338 before coming to McLean to find out the necessary procedure based on your needs.
Acute care at McLean is appropriate for individuals who:
If you are currently in crisis and cannot wait for your therapist or psychiatrist to facilitate an admission, please go to the closest hospital emergency room or call 9-1-1.
When you arrive at our Belmont or Middleborough campus, the first step is a diagnostic psychiatric evaluation to further assess your need for hospital care. If hospitalization is needed, we will identify which of our programs is best suited to meet your needs. The goal of all of our acute care programs is to stabilize patients in crisis and facilitate continuing care at McLean or in your community.
More information on this process can be found in the Guide to Arriving at McLean Hospital, a copy of which will be provided to you when you arrive at McLean.
Talking about suicide is the best way to prevent it. Although it is not possible to predict suicide with any certainty, our best tool is recognition of the signs that many people exhibit when contemplating suicide. The following three behaviors should prompt you to seek immediate help for you or a loved one:
If you or someone you know needs help: