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First we listen, then we help.

The Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW) is a 130-bed facility with inpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. PIW offers comprehensive behavioral healthcare to children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing mental health and substance abuse issues. Our inpatient units serve patients experiencing an acute mental health crisis or seeking inpatient detoxification.
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Make a Referral

Call or email us to refer a patient to one of our treatment programs.

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Insurances Accepted

See a list of insurances we accept, or contact our Admissions Counselors regarding payment plan options.

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What to Bring

For the safety of our patients, we ask that you not bring certain items to our facility.

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The Day Center

The Day Center is a specialized continuum of behavioral health services for the treatment of posttraumatic and dissociative conditions.

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Assessment Tools

PIW provides self-assessment screening tools for depression and substance abuse.

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Our Programs

Our focus is not on problems, it’s on people. We treat children, adolescents, adults and seniors.


Our adolescent inpatient program provides mental and behavioral health crisis stabilization for children and adolescents age 10-17 years old. PIW serves adolescents from across the DMV area and accepts most insurance plans including Medicaid and Tricare. Our Adolescent Treatment Program is highly structured to meet individual needs. We have staff on hand who specifically specialize in various mental health disorders, trauma, and substance abuse treatments for adolescents. We accept adolescents on voluntary and involuntary admissions. Our treatment teams work closely with the families and other support systems to engage youth and plan a safe return to their community.

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Our adult program (18+) provides short-term inpatient care. Individuals coping with anxiety, mood disorders, chemical dependency, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar and serious personality disorders can receive stabilization and treatment. We are able to accommodate both voluntary and involuntary admissions.

At PIW our focus is not on problems, it is on people. Entering the hospital is a big and important step towards healing and recovery. PIW offers inpatient services for adults 18 and older experiencing mental health crises and substance abuse issues.

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PIW provides an inpatient detoxification program to help rehabilitate individuals from drug and alcohol addiction. Our detox program is medically supervised and addresses a patient’s medical and psychiatric condition.

After completion of detox, PIW Chemical Dependency counselors assist individuals with the continuation of rehabilitation services through inpatient and outpatient programs. Many patients complete detox at PIW and continue to 28-day programs to continue sobriety and increase chances of recovery.

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Specialty care for posttraumatic stress disorder includes rapid stabilization and skilled intervention.

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Patient Stories

Patient Satisfaction

4.21 / 5
I was treated with dignity and respect
4.31 / 5
I feel better now than when I was admitted
4.20 / 5
Overall I was very satisfied with my treatment

* Data based on patients surveyed between July-December 2023.

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Psychiatric Institute of Washington

4228 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, United StatesContact Us