Psychiatric & Mental Health Services

The Griffin Hospital Department of Psychiatry offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health and chemical dependency programs in a comfortable, healing environment.

Crisis Intervention Service

If you or someone you know needs some help, including mental health services for those with state insurance or no insurance, services for alcohol or drug abuse, suicide prevention, medication needs, and more, we're here for you. Call our 24-hour crisis intervention and consultation services lines or come to Griffin Hospital Emergency Services Department. A trained counselor will help connect anyone with a mental health or substance abuse related crisis to appropriate services their area.

Inpatient Psychiatric Services

Griffin Hospital's Inpatient Psychiatric Unit is a 14-bed adult and geriatric short-term treatment unit providing comprehensive evaluation and focused, crisis-oriented treatment for patients who cannot be treated safely on an outpatient basis. The treatment program focuses on reducing symptoms, stress management, enhancing coping skills and medication management. Traditional therapeutic approaches, such as individual and group therapy and patient and family education, are enhanced with complimentary services such as arts and entertainment, journaling, yoga, aromatherapy, relaxation and spirituality groups.

Inpatient psychiatric services include:

  • Stabilization of mood disorder and other behavioral health disorders
  • Alcohol and drug detoxification and treatment of additional psychiatric disorders
  • Inpatient Suboxone® induction in conjunction with an outpatient maintenance program

Outpatient Psychiatric Services

Griffin Hospital's Outpatient Psychiatric Services offers complete clinical assessments and a full range of ongoing treatment for adults, couples and families.

Outpatient psychiatric services include:

Griffin Hospital Psychiatrist, Healther Paxton, MD

Contact Us

Contact Us


Phone: (203) 732-7550

Psychiatry - CP South

Phone: (203) 732-7470

Inpatient Unit

Psychiatry - Crisis Intervention

Phone: (203) 732-7331

Located in the Emergency Department.

Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Evenings & Weekends call (203) 732-7550

Psychiatry - Intensive Outpatient Programs

Phone: (203) 732-7541

Psychiatry - Outpatient Services

Phone: (203) 732-7580

248 Seymour Avenue
Derby, CT 06418

250 Seymour Avenue
Derby, CT 06418

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