Geropsychiatric Outpatient Program
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health's Geropsychiatric outpatient Program provides comprehensive assessment and intensive treatment to older adults with a variety of acute emotional health problems and their family members.
The Geropsychiatric Outpatient Program treatment team is composed of board-certified, geriatric psychiatrists, geriatric clinical nurse specialist and a geriatric nurse practitioner who provide a full range of geropsychiatric services.
- To provide comprehensive medical and psychiatric assessment and diagnostic services.
- To treat acute psychiatric illness in older adults in a sensitive, caring manner.
- To assist patients in regaining and maintaining their highest level of functioning by emphasizing health coping skills.
- To assist patients and their families in identifying and obtaining necessary financial, social and medical resources.
Comprehensive evaluation to identify individual strengths and needs which leads to the development of a treatment program with the client.
Psychiatric Supervision and Medication Management
Comprehensive treatment services to address medical and psychiatric issues. Patients are encouraged to continue to see their private psychiatrists and medical doctors for continuity of care.
Planned outpatient visits with a geropsychiatrist or primary therapist.
For more information about the Geropsychiatric Outpatient Program or to make an appointment please call 215-481-3133.