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Mental Health Services

Effective mental health treatment involves more than medicine. Mercy Health System is committed to treating the whole person--physically, emotionally, and spiritually--through its comprehensive mental health services.

Mercy Health System is committed to providing high quality addiction treatment and services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We offer a number of treatment options for alcohol and drug treatment, mental health treatment, psychosocial treatment and crisis intervention.

Our Mental Health Services & Treatment Options

Consultation Services through Mercy Fitzgerald

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's Department of Psychiatry provides consultation services to area physicians whose patients require psychiatric evaluation and follow-up while in inpatient treatment.

Crisis Intervention at Mercy Health System Crisis Centers

Mercy Health System Crisis Centers are gateway programs providing 24-hour, 7-day-per-week, 365-day-per-year psychiatric crisis intervention and mental health treatment and services.  Our Crisis Centers are designed to respond to the needs of individuals seeking mental health care or those experiencing substance abuse or psycho-social difficulties that require immediate attention. Both direct one-to-one services and telephone support are provided.

Psychiatrists, nurses and crisis staff are available around the clock to diagnose, evaluate and provide referrals for appropriate services. Assistance in involuntary mental health commitment is available.

The Psychiatric Crisis & Evaluation Center at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital provides 24-hour psychiatric crisis intervention and treatment to residents of Delaware County and the surrounding communities.  Direct one-to-one services are provided, as well as telephone support.  The Center can be reached at 610.237.4210.

Contact Mercy Philadelphia Hospital's Psychiatric Crisis Response Center (CRC) at 215.748.9525.

Detox Services

Mercy Health System offers medically managed detox services to people suffering from alcohol or other drug dependence. Care is provided by medical, nursing and counseling staff well trained in the management of the withdrawal and recovery process.

The program is designed to help people safely withdraw from substances and helps them learn about the disease and recovery process. It also connects them with appropriate continuing care services. In addition to full medical management, patients receive individual and group therapy, and psycho-educational services. Patients also are introduced to Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and post treatment referral for continuing care.

Inpatient Services

Mercy Health System facilities provide full-service, structured, intensive therapy in an inpatient setting for adults. Short-term acute care to both voluntary and involuntary patients with a psychiatric diagnosis is available.

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital offers inpatient psychiatric care through two units. The General Psychiatry Unit is an 18 bed facility and the Co-Occurring Disorder Unit is a 16 bed facility. Both units have board certified psychiatrists that work with registered nurses, mental health technicians, case managers, social workers and allied therapists to provide the best individualized treatment needed. 

Adult Inpatient Care at Mercy Fitzgerald
Short-term acute care is offered to both voluntary and involuntary patients with a psychiatric diagnosis in an inpatient setting providing structured, intensive therapy.  A mental health peer engagement specialist provides service to individuals needing assistance with the transition to outpatient treatment.
For more information, call 610.237.4122.

Inpatient Co-Occurring Treatment at Mercy Philadelphia

The Co-Occurring Disorders Unit is licensed to provide Detox and rehab services along with mental healthcare by Masters Degree-level addiction therapists. Each patient participates in the development of an individualized care plan that includes a number of services:

  • Psychiatric stabilization
  • Medical evaluation and care
  • Medication management
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Psycho-educational services
  • Recreational services
  • Discharge planning
  • Post-hospitalization referral for treatment
  • Housing support

Outpatient Services & Outpatient Addiction Treatment

A variety of psychiatric and psychotherapy services for adults and older adults are offered through Mercy Psychiatry Associates. Evaluations, individual therapy, and psychopharmacology services are available.For more information, call 610.237.4122.

Traditional addiction treatment outpatient services are available to people seeking a sober lifestyle. Care is provided under the supervision of a board certified psychiatrist trained in addiction and a team of Masters Degree-level addiction therapists.

In the traditional addiction treatment outpatient program, individuals attend sessions once or twice weekly for up to two hours per week. Services include individual and group therapy as well as psychiatric follow-up when needed. The program is ideally suited for persons with a foundation in recovery. Most program participants have at least several months of sober living and an active involvement with community-based AA or NA programs.

Community Care Program (CCP) through Mercy Fitzgerald

Community Care Program (CCP)
An innovative program developed to address the social, psychiatric and medical needs of adults with a severe and chronic mental illness. CCP assists each individual by identifying their strengths and using them to establish goals to promote their individual recovery from mental illness. The program provides supportive services through community-based therapeutic case management and outpatient clinic services.  A peer engagement specialist will connect discharged patients from the adult inpatient facility to Targeted Case Management (TCM) Services if necessary. 
Call 610.237.4224 for information.

Senior Behavioral Health Program at Mercy Suburban

The Senior Behavioral Health Unit at Mercy Suburban Hospital is Montgomery County's premier provider of geriatric neuropsychiatric services in a true medical setting. The unit admits patients over 55 years of age who are struggling with emotional and/or behavioral problems, which may or may not be related to cognitive decline.

Established in 1998, Senior Behavioral Health offers a full spectrum of diagnostic and treatment services to stabilize patients who have medical and behavioral health problems. Our goal is to treat the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of each individual. Our mission is to respect the integrity and dignity of all.

Contact Us

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Mental Health Services

Crisis Center
610.237.4210

Psychiatry Dept.
610.237.4122
Call for information about inpatient, outpatient, and consultation services.

Community Care Program
610.237.4224


Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

Mental Health Services

Crisis Response Center
215.748.9525

Inpatient Services
215.748.9188

Outpatient Addiction Services
215.748.9634

New Horizons Program -
Intensive Outpatient Treatment

215.748.9634


Mercy Suburban Hospital

Senior Behavioral Health Unit
610.270.8300