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Adolescent and Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health

Both our adolescent and adult inpatient behavioral health units are co-ed, and provide a secure and safe environment our patients. Units inlcude:

  • An Adolescent Unit for those between the ages of 12 – 18 years old and must be enrolled in school if 18 years old. This 6-bed unit is located at Manchester Memorial Hospital for those suffering from any mental health diagnosis from depression to schizophrenia.
  • A Young Adult Unit at Rockville General Hospital. This is a 10-bed unit for individuals between the ages of 18 – 28 years old who have a psychiatric diagnosis.
  • An Adult Unit for those 18 years old and up. This 24-bed unit is located at Rockville General Hospital for those suffering from any mental health diagnosis from depression to schizophrenia.

On site, our multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists and psychiatric nurses care for patients on a continuous 24/7 basis, and work closely with each other to restore patients to the highest level of functioning as quickly as possible, so that they can continue to receive treatment in a less restrictive environment.

All the behavioral health units at ECHN provide medication management, crisis intervention, group therapy, 1:1 supportive counseling, collaboration with outside treatment providers, and follow up disposition planning to a lower level of care.


Our inpatient units can accommodate individuals suffering from:

  • Anxiety including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Postpartum psychosis
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Substance abuse

Treatment may include:

  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Referrals for rehabilitative care


Upon discharge, patients can continue follow-up care services in our partial day program or outpatient programs which include counseling, medication and support.


Dual Diagnosis Unit

ECHN now has a new Dual Diagnosis Unit at Manchester Memorial Hospital. This 22-bed unit is for individuals 18 years old and up and is for adults diagnosed with substance use disorder and an underlying mental health disorder.  

The Dual Diagnosis unit as ECHN is intended to help persons who are struggling and diagnosed with behavioral health disorders and substance use disorders, at the same time. Nearly 6 in 10 individuals who struggle with substance use disorder are also affected by at least one co-occurring mental disorder.

People suffering with this dual diagnosis struggle in obtaining care for both of their disorders. With a dual diagnosis, it is important to factor in one’s mental health and addiction into account when going through the recovery process. Acknowledging all conditions is a critical component of treatment. It is beneficial to look at all disorders as whole and treat them concurrently to ensure greater recovery. The dual diagnosis unit can provide individualize treatment plans for its patients and consider what mental health issues one is struggling with, as well as the substance use disorders.

ECHN’s dual diagnosis unit will help patients stabilize and connect with recovery supports in the communities where they live. Recovery looks different for different people, and this dual diagnosis unit offers hope, support, and connections to help patients engage in recovery. There is medication assisted treatment for various conditions and evidence-based treatment from a multidisciplinary treatment team.