Psychiatry – Adult and Pediatric Anna Jaques Hospital

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Contact Information

Anna Jaques Hospital
Psychiatry - Adult and Pediatric
Email Address:
Phone: 978-463-1066 xUnit
Alternate Phone: 978-463-1287 xHospital
Fax: 978-463-1217

25 Highland Avenue Newburyport, MA 01950
Area Served: Northeast

Map Location Psychiatry - Adult and Pediatric


Inpatient psychiatric care at Anna Jaques Hospital provides short-term, acute inpatient care to adults and adolescents ages 16 and older with a broad spectrum of psychiatric problems such as mood disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and disruptive behavior disorders. The inpatient program is a 20-bed acute care co-ed unit with 12 single and double rooms and three common areas.

Each patient is assigned to a treatment team consisting of a psychiatrist, nurse, social worker and occupational therapist. Clinical services and treatments may include:

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Comprehensive and multidisciplinary evaluation
  • Psychopharmacologic evaluation and management
  • Restraint avoidance planning
  • Crisis-oriented intensive family consultation as indicated
  • Consultation to schools and residential programs as indicated
  • Case management and collaboration with outpatient clinicians, family and other
  • community agencies
  • Group and occupational therapy

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program

The Anna Jaques Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program provides structured and secure inpatient psychiatric services to children and adolescents ages 4-17. Patients are admitted to the program when their mental or emotional disorders prevent them from safely functioning at home, at school, or in the community. The program offers short-term inpatient treatment and stabilization. Patients typically are admitted after evaluation in a hospital emergency department, outpatient treatment center, or residential treatment center.

The program includes:

  • Psychiatric, nursing, and psychosocial evaluation
  • Medication evaluation and psychopharmacological treatment
  • Therapeutic and occupational groups, free time, and outdoor exercise
  • Parent, family, and guardian involvement in treatment planning
  • Coordination with state and private agencies and outpatient providers
  • Restraint avoidance planning
  • Educational tutoring and coordination with schools
  • Discharge planning

The program is staffed by psychiatrists, nurses, mental health counselors, occupational therapists, and social workers. The full resources of Anna Jaques Hospital are available to treat medical conditions and emergencies.

Visitation hours are between 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Visitors must be pre-approved by parents or guardians. All visitors must present photo identification prior to visiting the child or adolescent.

The program does not admit children and adolescents brought directly to the unit without prior notification and admitting orders. Individuals experiencing psychiatric emergencies should be evaluated in the Anna Jaques Emergency Department, another hospital’s emergency department, or by a mental health provider qualified to make an emergency evaluation.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Inpatient
  • Inpatient-Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Outpatient
  • Physical Therapy
  • Skills Training

Insurances Accepted

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Program Type

  • Counseling
  • Medical
  • Mental Health

Populations Served

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mental Illness
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Substance Abuse

Ages Served

  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: JACHO
  • Fees: MassHealth, Medicare, Private Insurance
  • Licensed By: Fully licensed by,Stte-DPH,DMH