Senior Psychiatric Unit at Providence Milwaukie Hospital

Office information

10150 SE 32nd Ave.
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Phone: 503-513-8080
Fax: 503-513-8085

Office hours

Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Mental health care for seniors

The Senior Psychiatric Unit at Providence Milwaukie Hospital is specifically tailored to address the unique needs of seniors, providing them with a safe environment, a structured and supportive social milieu, and an effective treatment program. Our goal is to provide compassionate crisis intervention and stabilization. The Senior Psychiatric Unit offers short-term inpatient psychiatric care for one of our most vulnerable populations, patients typically 65 and older.

Emphasis on family participation

Family involvement is highly encouraged to ease the patient’s return to a healthy life. Our care team stays in close contact with relatives in order to have a smooth transition back home or to a residential care facility.

Services and amenities

  • Recovery model approach through interprofessional trauma-informed and patient-centered care
  • Occupational therapy, creative arts therapies, spirituality, recreation and education groups
  • A fully landscaped therapeutic garden and comfortable areas for family visitation
  • About 70 mental health professionals including physicians, clinical pharmacy specialists in psychiatry, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, creative arts therapists and certified nursing assistants
  • Clinical programming 7 days per week
  • 19 private rooms and spacious common areas
  • Stays that typically range from 10 to 14 days

Conditions we treat

  • Dementia and other neurocognitive disorders with mood and/or behavioral disturbances
  • Danger to self or others due to psychiatric condition
  • Major depression and severe anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Bipolar disorder