Adult Outpatient Services
At McLean Hospital, we recognize that you may need short-term outpatient care during difficult times in your life. We offer a wide range of outpatient services for adults coping with mental health issues.
Led by Program Director Diane Bedell, LICSW, our outpatient services are available for those who are stepping down from more intensive levels of care at McLean. However, additional openings may be available based on staff availability.
McLean’s treatment philosophy places a strong emphasis on patient education, and patients in our clinics are encouraged to function as partners in their own treatment.
Our approach to outpatient treatment is focused on comprehensive evaluation and stabilization. Care is tailored to the individual’s medical and personal needs and preferences.
A number of specialty outpatient programs focused on talk therapy—individual, group, couple, and family—are available including:
- Alcohol, Drug, and Addiction Outpatient Clinic
- Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Outpatient Clinic
- Gunderson Outpatient Program
- McLean OnTrackTM
Most clinical services provided are designed to be short-term. Should longer-term treatment be necessary, we will assist you in finding appropriate community resources. Some longer-term treatment is provided in the form of group therapy and through services supported the residency training program.
Medication evaluation and management is a specialty of McLean. In addition, some patients may benefit from participation in drug trials. Experimental medications are provided at no cost to patients.
A number of important outpatient diagnostics services are also offered by McLean, including a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) center.
Admission & Cost
McLean’s Adult Outpatient Services are mainly available for individuals who are stepping down from more intensive levels of care at McLean. However, additional openings may be available based on staff availability.
For further information about our program, please contact our admissions coordinator:
Please note: due to very high demand for services, we may not be able to accommodate all requests. We will respond to inquiries as quickly as possible, but there may be some delay in returning telephone calls.
Individuals who are seeking medication assisted treatment should fill out and return the Alcohol, Drug, and Addiction Outpatient Medication Assisted Treatment - Community Referral Form. Once the form is received, we will respond to continue the intake process.
McLean accepts Medicare, Massachusetts Medicaid, and many private insurance and managed care plans.
More information on insurance providers accepted by McLean Hospital may be found on the Mass General Brigham website. You may also find it beneficial to review McLean’s patient billing and financial assistance information.