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Emory Wesley Woods Hospital

Emory Univerity Hospital at Wesley Woods is a 44 bed hospital dedicated to evaluating and treating individuals 18 and older who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Our professional team consists of psychiatrists, residents, fellows, psychiatric nurses, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, certified addiction counselors and mental health associates utilizing best practices for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, mood and psychotic disorders.

Our inpatient care includes a diagnostic assessment, initial treatment and crisis stabilization to facilitate safe transitions for patients from inpatient care to outpatient settings. We also offer advanced treatments for psychiatric and mood disorders, including electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), ketamine infusions and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) - treatments that all may be continued after patients leave the hospital.

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

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.

Senior Intensive Outpatient Counseling Program:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The senior Intensive Outpatient Counseling Program (SIOCP) has a primary focus on symptom reduction/management, coping and preventative awareness skills. It also assists patients who need extended counseling support and continuation of care for chronic diagnoses.

Adult Intensive Outpatient Counseling Program:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The Intensive Outpatient Counseling Program (IOCP) is designed to assist individuals who do no 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.

Continuing Behavioral Health Wellness Group:
Thursday, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

This group draws from the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) theory of counseling by helping individuals identify unhelpful ways of thinking, feeling and doing. The primary goal is to help group members facilitate and monitor changes they have initiated in previous levels of care.

To make a referral to any one of the Transitions Outpatient Behavioral Health programs, please call 404-728-4776.