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Notes for Prospective Students
The Psychiatric Institute of Washington provides comprehensive
behavioral health care for children, adolescents, adults and senior
adults suffering from mental health and addictive illnesses.
a short-term, acute care hospital offering inpatient, partial and
intensive outpatient hospitalization, as well as specialized
treatment programs for chemical dependency.
Founded in 1967, PIW
combines the rich traditions of its past with the behavioral health
options of the present.
We have an excellent reputation as an
innovative hospital with caring, dedicated staff, experienced in
the delivery of behavioral health care.
We understand the stresses
experienced by patients and their families when dealing with mental
That is why "First we listen, then we help".
is to guide those in need to the level of care most appropriate to
their recovery and continued good health.
As a small, 104-bed,
specialty psychiatric hospital, we provide care to the diverse
Washington, DC population, including its neediest.
collaboration with the District of Columbia government, insurance
and managed care companies, as well as our ability to design
specialized treatment programs has earned us a reputation for
Our leadership embraces the values of "family" for our
hospital community, which fosters a culture of caring and support,
a place where committed professionals can do their best work.
Psychiatric Institute of Washington is committed to improving the
behavioral health care within our community by going beyond the
We will continue to develop diverse and dynamic
treatment programs and establish partnerships with others to
understand and serve people where they live.
Together we will build
upon our strengths and human spirit to create a different future.