North Belknap Inpatient Program

Mental health care when you need it most

Compassionate Short-Term Care

This program serves adults in crisis living with a variety of psychiatric disorders. Your treatment team will work with you and your family to help you achieve your goals.

This work consists of diagnostic assessment, planning, and implementing patient-centered interventions (medications, education, coping skills acquisition, and aftercare planning).

Find the care that’s right for you or your loved one. Call us today at 617.855.3141.

Program Leadership

Agustin G. Yip, MD, PhDAgustin G. Yip, MD, PhD, Medical Director

Dr. Yip was previously associate medical director of the Short Term Unit. His research interests include the optimal design, conduct, analysis, and cumulative synthesis of comparative effectiveness studies of neuromodulation in psychiatry.


Christopher A. Richard, BSN, RNChristopher A. Richard, BSN, RN, Nurse Director

Joining McLean Hospital after almost 20 years working at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital inpatient psychiatric program, Mr. Richard is experienced in the de-escalation and management of aggressive patient behaviors and trauma informed care. He also focuses on the education and training of program staff.