Psychiatric & Behavioral Health Services

As a Planetree designated hospital, we have a team approach to mental health, always being sensitive and compassionate to patients and their families. We are here to help patients recover and transition back to the community as quickly as possible and optimize their recovery.

Stamford Health offers behavioral health crisis services in the Emergency Department 24/7. If you're having an emergency mental health crisis at any time, visit our Emergency Department with a new Behavioral Health designated treatment area. You'll see a board-certified psychiatrist who is available 24/7. If your situation is dangerous to yourself or to others, we may advise psychiatric evaluation.

If the situation is less threatening, we may refer you to partial hospitalization or outpatient treatment. For substance abuse issues, Stamford Health collaborates with the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery. If you're willing to participate in the program, our addiction counselors can give you a direct referral to the organization right from the Emergency Department.  

Additional Behavioral Health Services in the Stamford Community

  • Dubois Center, 1351 Washington Blvd. 5th Floor. 203.388.1600
  • Optimus Behavioral Health, 1351 Washington Blvd. 203.621.3754
  • Community Health Center, 141 Franklin Street. 203.969.0802

Mental Illness Support Groups

NAMI Southwest CT (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers free support groups which provide families and friends of those living with mental health challenges with an understanding environment within which to share their experiences and gain insight from others in similar circumstances. See event listing at Stamford Hospital.

Stamford Health is a host site for NAMI. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness. Representatives from NAMI also visit weekly on the inpatient unit to offer support patients and families dealing with mental illness.