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Mental Health & Substance Use

Comprehensive Care for Adults and Children at a Harvard Teaching Hospital

CHA serves patients of all ages at locations across Boston's metro-north communities, including our main location at Cambridge Hospital.

Patients who come here find a world-class team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors and nurses who care deeply about their patients and have a passion for serving those in greatest need. More than 400 of our staff serve as faculty at Harvard Medical School - teaching students, mentoring trainees and conducting important research. Our focus is on diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

CHA mental health professionals work closely with our Primary Care teams, allowing patients to access care in the most appropriate settings. We also have strong community connections that emphasize prevention and wellness.

Services are available in hospital and outpatient settings, including psychiatry emergency care.

CHA Mental Health Home: CHA is strengthening the care of people with serious mental illness through a pilot effort that integrates medical and mental health care in an outpatient mental health setting. This "Mental Health Home" model builds on the success of a weekly group program that provides care in one familiar location to improve health outcomes. Learn more.

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Department Spotlight


Cambridge Safety Net Collaborative: James Barrett, PhD, is partnering with police, schools, and youth services in an innovative program to keep kids out of court. Since 2007 hundreds of youths have been diverted into structured activities, like sports and after-school programs, linking them to mental health care as needed. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.

Contact Us
Outpatient Services for Adults:
Phone: 617-591-6033
Fax: 617-591-6452

Outpatient Services for Children
Phone: 617-665-3458

Outpatient Addictions
Phone: 617-591-6051
Fax: 617-591-6054

Inpatient Services Central Intake
Phone: 617-665-1372
Fax: 617-665-1843

Department Administration
Phone: 617-665-1013
Fax: 617-665-1390

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