Getting Started

Individuals who need admission to the inpatient psychiatry unit must go through The George Washington University Hospital Emergency Department to obtain a psychiatric assessment and medical clearance.

Psychiatric social workers and psychiatric residents are available to perform emergency psychiatric assessments 24 hours a day. To refer a patient for hospitalization or for further information, please call the Behavioral Health Consultation Team at 202-715-5333 to speak with a licensed mental health professional.

For more information about our behavioral programs and services please call 202-715-5333.

Transfer from another facility or emergency room

Direct admissions to the inpatient psychiatry unit are available for patients with medical clearance who are being referred from another hospital or emergency department. For a patient transfer, please call the Behavioral Health Consultation Team at 202-715-5333 to speak with a licensed mental health professional.

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