The CVPH Department of Psychiatry offers a full continuum of psychiatric care for all individuals age six and older, providing high-quality, recovery-focused mental health treatment. Our connections with community partners who share our vision of healing and wellness ensure that individuals will receive continued support.
Individuals can experience mental health symptoms at any point in their lives. We collaborate with teams across the organization and the community to provide psychiatric and counseling services to patients experiencing mental health symptoms or stressors, including:
- Acute care
- Assessment and evaluation
- Coping skills
- Community mental health referrals
- Crisis services
With our patients at the center of all we do, we are a multi-disciplinary team made up of:
- Registered nurses
- Licensed mental health counselors
- Social workers
- Clinical assistants
- Mental health technicians
Our mission is to build bridges, enhance connections with community providers and ensure that each individual and their family is provided with the resources they will need for a safe transition out of the hospital.
CVPH was founded when William H. Miner, a man who was devoted to helping others and improving the lives of those who lived in his community, partnered with an area doctor to build a hospital for the community. CVPH has offered psychiatric services to our community for many years, starting with an adult unit in 1950, the addition of a child/adolescent unit in 2001 and consult liaison service in 2016. As part of the CVPH medical family, we continue to provide acute inpatient psychiatric care for two specific populations, adults (18+) and children/adolescents (6-18), each with a dedicated unit located within CVPH’s main facility and designed with their unique needs in mind.
Much like Mr. Miner, who understood the value of strong partnerships, we continue to foster collaborative relationships with community groups and agencies to support our patients in their recovery journey.
In March of 2022 we opened our new state-of-the-art 18 bed acute inpatient psychiatric unit for adults. The unit is located on 6 main of the main hospital campus and includes, all private rooms with bathrooms and ample space for group and family meetings and numerous patient and staff safety features. This new unit was funded by a $1.95 million grant awarded by New York State in 2016 to assist hospitals like ours in transforming health care and creating a seamless and integrative experience for our patients. That same year, the grant was coupled with a $5.2 million match from CVPH and the University of Vermont Health Network to ensure completion. The staff on the unit provide personalized care to support each individual in their journey to manage symptoms, learn coping skills and reduce negative health effects of mental illness.