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The Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW) provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults who have mental health and addictive illnesses. We are a short-term, acute care hospital that offers inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient programs, as well as specialized treatment programs for chemical dependency.

PIW was founded in 1967, and combines the rich traditions of its past with the behavioral health options of the present. We have an excellent reputation as a quality provider of mental health services in DC and as an innovative hospital with caring, dedicated staff that is experienced in delivering high quality behavioral healthcare.

Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW) is committed to providing the highest level of quality care to our patients. The Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval is a clear sign that we have demonstrated compliance to the most stringent standards of performance and take pride in our performance.

Joint Commission SealThe Joint Commission standards deal with organization quality, safety-of-care issues and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. If you have concerns about your care, we would like to hear from you. You may contact us directly at 1-800-369-2273.

If you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed adequately, you may contact The Joint Commission online at www.jointcommission.org and use the “Report a Patient Safety Event” link in the “Action Center” of the homepage of their site, by mail at: Division of Accreditation Operations, Office of Quality Monitoring, The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, or by fax at: 630-792-5636.

We offer free psychiatric evaluation tools and a call line to help assess whether you or your loved one needs psychiatric help. Call us today to see how we can help!

Do not use this form if you have a medical emergency or urgent problem. Instead, please call us at 1-800-369-2273, or if you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.

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Psychiatric Institute of Washington

4228 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, United States