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Inpatient psychiatric care is available at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital to people who need immediate and intensive mental healthcare.


U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranks NYU Langone among the top 10 hospitals in the country for psychiatry.

All admissions to our inpatient psychiatric unit are voluntary, meaning patients sign themselves in. During your stay, you receive a thorough consultation from team of medical experts who specialize in psychiatric care. We identify your symptoms and develop an accurate diagnosis.

Your personalized treatment plan can include medication, group therapy, and art, music, and recreation therapy. We also offer nutrition counseling, yoga, horticultural therapy, and spiritual and religious support. Neuropsychological testing and neuropsychiatric consultations are provided if your care team believes they are necessary.

Our Psychiatric Expertise

Every patient is assigned a personal treatment team that includes a psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse, social worker, art therapist, and recreation therapist. Our team has special expertise in treating people who have mood, personality, and psychotic disorders, such as depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is prescribed for people with severe mood disorders who may benefit from the treatment.

Dr. Jacqueline Sergie, Dr. Michael Walton, and Dr. Katherine Fichtel

Dr. Jacqueline Sergie, Dr. Michael Walton, and Dr. Katherine Fichtel.

Our nursing staff cares for people experiencing both medical and behavioral healthcare issues. This allows patients who are being treated at Tisch Hospital for another condition to continue receiving their needed medical care while they are in the inpatient psychiatric unit.

Admission to the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

Most people are admitted to our inpatient psychiatric unit after being treated in the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services. In some instances, we accept patients from outside hospitals.

Patients must be age 18 or older. The average length of stay is seven to eight days. We accept insurance and assure confidentiality and privacy. For more information, please call 212-263-5567.

If you or a loved one are experiencing a psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or visit the emergency care location closest to you.

Our Doctors

Our experts specialize in psychiatric care and treat people who have mood, personality, and psychotic disorders.

Our Location

Inpatient Psychiatry at Tisch Hospital

550 First Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Additional Information

Patient Forms

Review our forms for new and existing NYU Langone patients.

Refer a Patient

If you are a physician who would like to refer a patient, please call 212-263-5567.


Free Wi-Fi is available to patients and visitors. When permitted, patients are allowed to use cell phones and computers during their stay, but use of photography is prohibited.