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Clinical Training

The primary training clinical programs for residents and medical students are as follows:

Inpatient

Episcopal Hospital had three acute inpatient psychiatry units and two extended acute units. We accept all patients needing inpatient care who are over the age of 18 (including pregnant patients and patients over the age of 65) regardless of insurance status. The average length of stay on our acute units is seven to ten days and on our extended acute unit is nine months. We see patients with a wide range of psychiatric illnesses. Our units are not divided by patient population but provide care for patients with comorbid substance use, intellectual disability, and/or severe medical illness.


Crisis Response Center

24-hour psychiatric emergency service where individuals experiencing behavioral health crises receive evaluation, treatment and referral for additional care. A skilled team of psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, psychiatric nurses, crisis response technicians and clinical social workers treats more than 10,000 patients each year for episodes of psychosis, intoxication, substance withdrawal, and threatened or attempted suicide, among other conditions.


Consultation and Liaison Services

Temple University Hospital is a 721-bed teaching hospital. It is the main training site for the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and for the majority of the Temple residencies and fellowships. The psychiatric and substance use comorbidity at Temple University Hospital is higher than the region average. In addition to providing inpatient consults, our Consultation Liaison team has a busy outpatient program and provides specialty outpatient evaluations for the Temple transplant, sleep medicine, and bariatric services.


Outpatient Services

The Outpatient Psychiatry Department is located in the Medical Arts Building at Episcopal Hospital. During the PGY3 year residents have their own office and see patients both in person and via telepsychiatry. Most patients are seen by the resident for both psychotherapy and medication management. The clinic sees patients of all ages - including children and adolescents.