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The BIDMC Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service provides physician to physician psychiatric consultation in the Emergency Department and on the inpatient medical and surgical units throughout the hospital. We are available for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The multidisciplinary team includes attending psychiatrists, psychiatric clinical nurse specialists, and psychiatry residents in the BIDMC Harvard, Harvard Longwood, and Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training Programs, and Harvard Medical School students. We evaluate, and make diagnostic, treatment and aftercare recommendations for patients who present with symptoms of psychiatric illnesses, or who develop psychiatric symptoms during the course of their hospitalization at BIDMC. We collaborate with the primary treatment teams in these settings to best serve these patients while they are in the hospital.
Request consults via pager 91122 for Medical/Surgical floor consults or pager 31220 for Emergency Department consults.
Leslier Ajl, RN
Joanne Devine, RN
Liz Dunn, MD, Medical Director
Jon Florman, MD
Rohn Friedman, MD
Sarah Herold, MD
Marta Herschkopf, MD
Josh Leo, MD
Tim Scarella, MD
Polina Teslyar, MD
Katharina Trede, MD
Bernie Vaccaro, MD
The Clinician Health Service (CHS) is designed for any physician or psychologist within the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The CHS provides a safe place to discuss concerns, assist with problem-solving, and make recommendations for ongoing treatment, if indicated. This process occurs in the context of a one to three session confidential psychiatric consultation. The service is supported by the Medical Center and there are no fees associated with it.
All referrals are confidential. Appointments are set up directly with the clinician. There is no on-line record of the meetings nor is insurance billed. Information is shared with others only with the permission of the physician or psychologist except in extreme circumstances such as when there is significant threat of harm to self or others.
This is a self-referred treatment. Any physician or psychologist may contact Dr. Peck at 667-0651 or by e-mail at email@example.com. She will make arrangements for you to meet with one of the CHS staff at a convenient time, usually within 24 hours.
All physicians, psychologists, residents and fellows are seen for one to three sessions at no charge, with referrals to outside professionals as needed. The service is supported by the Medical Center.
Clinician Health Service Staff
Rohn Friedman, MD - 617-632-8404
Michael Kahn, MD - 617-667-8322
Pamela Peck, PsyD, Director - 617-667-0651
Members of the Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provide clinical care as part of the larger clinical team at Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC).
MMHC provides comprehensive services to Department of Mental Health (DMH) eligible adults and adolescents. These services include:
• A large outpatient clinic that provides ongoing individualized care to more than 1000 individuals through various specialized programs. These programs include a general adult outpatient psychiatry service, a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) program, a Problematic Sexual Behavior (MI/PSB) program, a Transitional Age Youth (TAY) program, a Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP) program, a Homeless Mentally Ill program and a Health and Recovery Substance Abuse (HARP) program.
• An outpatient training clinic that serves non-DMH eligible individuals.
• A Partial Hospital Program with specialized DBT and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) treatment teams.
• A 40-bed transitional residential program (the Fenwood Inn).
• A DMH case-management department that manages the care of nearly 300 individuals.
• An Intake and Evaluation Department that provides thorough psychiatric and psycho-social evaluations for nearly two-hundred individuals each year.
• A Clozapine Clinic that carefully monitors clozapine therapy for hundreds of individuals.
• A Medical Monitoring/Health and Wellness Clinic that provides assessment and education regarding the risks of medical morbidity associated with major mental illness.
•Numerous contracted services including: Community Rehabilitation Services (CRS), a PACT team (Program of Assertive Community Treatment) and numerous community-based residential programs.
To obtain more information about any of the above programs or to make a referral please call 617-626-9579.