Lifespan’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services offer a full range of assessment and treatment options to address the mental, emotional and behavioral problems that occur throughout life. Our programs encompass a comprehensive view of mental health that includes and integrates the biological, psychological and social dimensions of care.
Our service line spans the activities of Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Bradley Hospital, Newport Hospital and Gateway Healthcare, and meets the needs of patients suffering from the wide spectrum of psychiatric and behavioral conditions.
We are also strongly committed to the integration of behavioral health with the mainstream of medical care.
Rhode Island Hospital
The department of psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital is one of the leading general hospital clinical, educational and research programs in the nation. Activities at Rhode Island Hospital and its pediatric arm, Hasbro Children's Hospital, include the full spectrum of psychiatric services for adults and children.
In addition to a psychiatric emergency program, which experiences nearly 10,000 visits each year, there are inpatient services for adults, a specialized geriatric unit, and psychiatric-pediatric programs which link inpatient, partial hospital and outpatient care. The Rhode Island Hospital psychiatry program employs more 95 full-time doctoral level psychiatrists and psychologists.
The Miriam Hospital
Similarly, expertise in community-based geriatric consultation and outpatient services not only provide important care but also will be an important partner as our health system more comprehensively addresses the needs of long-term care and community-based geriatric patients. The Miriam Hospital program is nationally recognized for expertise in the fields of behavioral medicine and geriatrics. The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine are one of Lifespan’s most successful research enterprises, with nationally renowned faculty in areas including weight management, exercise and management of high risk behaviors leading to health problems.
Bradley Hospital, the nation's first psychiatric hospital devoted exclusively to children and adolescents, has been at the forefront in the treatment of children's mental illness for more than 75 years.
Programs at Bradley Hospital include inpatient, partial hospital, and outpatient, residential, and school. Learn more about all of our services. Along with Hasbro Children's Hospital, Bradley Hospital is the major training center for Alpert Medical School's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program, the triple board residency program and the psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship program.
We are proud of our record in recruiting and retaining distinguished clinicians and scholars who are regarded as leaders in their respective fields. We are also proud of our efforts to decrease the stigma of mental illness.
On Aquidneck Island, Newport Hospital offers the community a range of adult psychiatric services that include emergency, inpatient, partial hospital and outpatient capabilities. In addition, the psychiatry program provides consultative collaboration with medical and surgical programs for their inpatients with co-occurring mental health or substance use disorders.
Gateway Healthcare is a non-profit behavioral health care organization that provides a wide array of services to adults, children and families in Rhode Island. Our services are available to people of all cultural and economic backgrounds, who may not otherwise have access to the services they need.
Many of our providers are members of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior of the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, considered among the outstanding academic departments of psychiatry in the United States.