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Emory Wesley Woods Hospital

Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods is a leading 44- bed hospital for Adult psychiatric care in Atlanta and the Southeast.  We offer services to diagnose and treat adults 18 years and older who are experiencing a mental health crisis.  As part of Emory Healthcare, Georgia's most comprehensive academic health system, we have the resources to provide the state's highest-level care. This means our patients get exceptional communication and individualized care beyond what other hospitals can offer.

Our hospital has psychiatric inpatient beds, inpatient and outpatient electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) services, ketamine infusions and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) services, an Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Partial Hospitalization Program and an Adult Intensive Outpatient Program.  Our team of physicians, nurses, licensed social workers and licensed professional counselors work together to provide care for our patients' unique needs.

Our Adult psychiatric inpatient units utilize best practices for the treatment of psychiatric diagnoses, including mood and psychotic disorders.  The goal of our inpatient care is diagnostic assessment, initial treatment, and crisis stabilization allowing the patient to safely transition from inpatient care back to the community.

Inpatient Behavioral Health Admission Criteria

The inpatient psychiatric units treat individuals who are in acute mental health crisis or with severe and persistent mental illness who have not been successfully treated outside the hospital setting and are experiencing several of the following acute signs and symptoms:

  • Mood disturbances
  • Psychoses
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Paranoid/suspicious behavior
  • Medication adherence
  • Suicidal/homicidal behavior
  • Impulsivity

To refer a patient to the inpatient behavioral health units, please call 404-728-6222. You will need to provide potential patient's clinical, demographic, and insurance information.


Transitions Outpatient Behavioral Health Programs

Transitions Services Include:

  • Psychiatry - Medication Management
  • Case Management
  • Group Therapy

Senior Partial Hospitalization Program:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides structured, short-term, comprehensive outpatient psychiatric services to patients discharging from inpatient units or outpatients experiencing acute symptoms. The PHP takes place during the day and does not require overnight stays. Lunch is included at no cost to participants.

Adult Intensive Outpatient Counseling Program:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Intensive Outpatient Counseling Program (IOCP) is designed to assist individuals who do not require inpatient or partial hospitalization care. It also has a primary focus on working adults needing schedule flexibility in their care regime. The program is anchored in group therapy in addition to individual and family counseling as needed.

Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Counseling Program (Ages 18-28):
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Intensive Outpatient Counseling Program (IOCP) is designed to assist individuals who do no require inpatient or partial hospitalization care. Primarily focused on young adults who need scheduling flexibility in their care regime. The program is anchored in group therapy along with medication management, case management, and individual and family counseling, as needed.

60+ Men's Support Groups:
2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The group's main goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, nonjudgmental forum that advances the mental health wellness of senior men through the sharing of experiences, from grief and loss to hopes and celebrations.

To make a referral to any one of the Transitions Outpatient Behavioral Health programs: Telephone: 404-728-4776 or 404-728-6978  Fax: 404-728-6917 Email: ewwhtransitions.intake@emoryhealthcare.org Emory Wesley Woods Hospital facility is located at 1821 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329 


Neuromodulation Services

Our Neuromodulation Clinic helps treat some of the most pervasive and hard-to-treat mental illnesses. The clinic provides inpatient and outpatient services that include Electroconvulsive

Therapy (ECT), and off-label medication administration and other neuromodulation therapies as appropriate.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

  • ECT is a highly effective and fast-acting treatment for symptoms of certain mental illnesses.
  • Modern ECT is performed under general anesthesia. Small electric currents are passed through the brain to intentionally trigger a brief seizure.
  • Our ECT program uses a protocol that minimizes side effects on memory or thinking during the course of treatment.
  • ECT is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday and is often provided on an outpatient basis.

Treatment Resistant Depression Therapies

  • After an in-depth psychiatric consultation, patients may receive recommendations around medications, talk therapy, and other neuromodulation options.

To make a referral the Neuromodulation Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For referrals, please call 404-728-6542.