Inpatient Psychiatric Care

Sometimes, getting help to feel better mentally and emotionally requires extra care. When you need more support as you seek healing, our team of behavioral health specialists at Main Line Health is here for you.

About inpatient psychiatric care 

Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, offers an all-inclusive inpatient psychiatric program, providing acute stabilization, crisis intervention and dual diagnosis treatment for individuals with behavioral health and substance use disorders. Individuals will have access to comprehensive treatment in a safe environment including comforts such as noise-cancelling floors and ceilings, ambient music and circadian lighting. There are also additional spaces dedicated to dining, relaxation and family time, so you can feel as comfortable as possible during your stay. 

After a psychiatric and physical evaluation, you’ll meet daily with a member of your care team so that a treatment plan can be made that is tailored to your needs. A typical day might include therapy groups, community meetings with peers and meeting with a specialist for medication management and education.

Bryn Mawr Hospital 

The inpatient psychiatric unit is located at Bryn Mawr Hospital, which offers a full range of services and advanced technologies for your care: 

Bryn Mawr Hospital 
130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue 
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010 

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Read the general guidelines for admission to the Bryn Mawr Hospital Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit.

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Your treatment team

You’ll have a dedicated team of experts by your side during your inpatient stay. The board-certified psychiatrists and internists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, mental health technicians and licensed social workers will be ready to help you through your healing journey.

Your family physician may also, with permission, be advised on admission and be included in discharge planning at the end of your time in the facility.

Treatment plan

Evidence-based therapies

Includes mindfulness, guided meditation and coping skills groups so you have more tools available to you as your work through your treatment.

Interactive activities

You’ll have access to calming and therapeutic activities like art, music and recreation to keep your mind active and creative.

Exercise time

An onsite gym allows you the capability to work on your physical health as you receive treatment for your mental health.

Pet therapy

Guided interaction with a trained animal helps build companionship and offers benefits for your emotional well-being.

Spiritual support

No matter what your faith, there’s a space for you to connect to your spirituality. We offer pastoral care and allow time for prayer and meditation.

Family meetings

When recommended, a meeting with your family can address your goals and needs so your entire team can help support you.

Customized aftercare planning

Your care doesn’t stop when you leave the facility. You’ll receive tools and planning to empower you to continue the work once you’ve returned home.

What to expect as a patient in the inpatient psychiatric unit

If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis, you might be referred to Bryn Mawr Hospital's Emergency Department for evaluation and potential admission to the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. In this video, you will learn more about what inpatient psychiatric treatment entails, what to expect during your stay, and the treatment team who will be caring for you or your loved one.

A referral for evaluation and possible admission can be made by calling 1.888.CARE.898 (227.3898). Treatment at our inpatient psychiatric unit is covered by most insurance plans. Our intake coordinators will provide specific information about reimbursement issues.


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