For Psychiatry Medical Professionals

The Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital provides psychiatric care at our main campus in Boston and at other locations in and near Boston. The Department also provides numerous educational opportunities to medical trainees and physicians.

Refer a Patient

To reach a physician in the Department of Psychiatry or to receive additional information about our services, call the toll-free Physician Referral Service number at 1-800-MD-to-BWH (1-800-638-6294). This number is staffed 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A representative can direct you to the physician with whom you wish to speak, as well as facilitate consultations and second opinions. Partners HealthCare physicians who would like to request a consultation are encouraged to use the Physician Gateway system.

For patients with complicated medical presentations in which concerns for co-morbid psychiatric issues arise, our Complex Diagnostic Evaluation Service brings together a team of expert clinicians in medical psychiatry. The service provides the highest level diagnostic services to patients with complicated medical presentations in which concerns for co-morbid psychiatric issues arise. The goal of this service is to provide the patient and referring physician with a through medical-psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and synthesis of the case. Appointments can be scheduled by contacting the Medical Psychiatry Department at (617) 732-6727.

Inpatient transfer services are handled by Partners MD Connect. MD Connect is a joint program between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as a community physician's direct link to the transfer and transport services of these hospitals. With one call, Partners MD Connect will coordinate timely communication between referring and receiving physicians, locate inpatient beds, and arrange transport. Ground-based, mobile ICUs, staffed with specially trained nurses and paramedics, are also available through this service. To reach Partners MD Connect call (877) 637-3337.

Online Consultations

For physicians who have questions about our program or are seeking another opinion, you also may visit Brigham Health Online Specialty Consultations.

Education and Training

Teaching and education are central to the mission of the Department of Psychiatry. Learn more about our educational programs.

Read the latest information for medical professionals Winter 2016 – Psychiatry Advances newsletter.


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