Our specialized staff includes board-certified physicians, nurses and other professionals who are experienced in treating various behavioral-health problems with compassion and respect. Our treatment programs aim to stabilize a patient's illness, maintain the patient's personal and environmental safety, maximize functioning and promote community support and regular follow-up treatment.
Swedish has an inpatient psychiatric unit located at Swedish/Cherry Hill (formerly Swedish/Providence) that features 10 private rooms in a quiet environment. We also have one at Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital).
Inpatient care is available on a strictly voluntary basis to patients who are 18 years of age or older. This level of care is for patients with an acute illness, for a relatively short period of time or until the patient's condition is stabilized.
Patients are involved in treatment decisions. When the patient is discharged from the hospital, follow-up by the patient's family physician or therapist is encouraged.
Patients being treated for physical problems may also show signs of depression or other mental-health concerns, either due to the condition or as a reaction to medication.
Physicians caring for patients admitted to Swedish can request a same-day consultation with one of our board-certified psychiatrists about medication interactions and side effects or other treatment considerations that will impact the health of their patients.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an intensive treatment for patients with severe depression. Our experienced psychiatric and medical staff evaluate whether ECT is an appropriate option for patients. ECT is available for qualified patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis at Swedish/Cherry Hill, in our specially designed ECT clinic.
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Seattle, WA 98122
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