Professional Referrals to the Acadia Hospital Psychiatric Observation Unit

Acadia Hospital now features a 10-bed Psychiatric Observation Unit (POU) designed for rapid assessment and observation of behavioral health patients and brings multi-disciplinary psychiatric care to individuals as early as possible for a 24-hour period. Emergency Departments and other providers, like physicians’ offices or certain mental health agencies, have the option of either engaging community crisis services or requesting transfer to the POU once the patient is medically cleared and not in restraints.

Walk-ins to the POU are not accepted, patients access the service through professional referral only. Individuals can access other services by calling the Access Center at 973-6048.

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding professional referrals to the Psychiatric Observation Unit.

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