Following its opening in 1791, The New York Hospital has had a celebrated history of serving the needs of patients with psychiatric illness. It was the first hospital in New York City to develop a separate facility offering progressive, humane treatment for the patients suffering with mental illness. Founded in 1932, the name Payne Whitney has long been synonymous with expert behavioral health care, superior training and education, and first-class research and scholarship. Located on the campus of NewYork-Prebyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Payne Whitney continues its rich tradition of excellence and innovation as an important program of Weill Cornell Psychiatry.
Using the latest advances in therapy and medication, patients receive expert evaluation and treatment across all levels of care including inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization. A 32-bed inpatient unit provides acute care and symptom stabilization for adults 18 years of age and over.
For those not requiring an inpatient stay, partial hospital, continuing day treatment, and outpatient care is available for people with a wide range of diagnoses, including affective, anxiety, and psychiatric disorders. In August of 2012, Weill Cornell Psychiatry launched a new adolescent partial hospital program at Payne Whitney - the first and only one of its kind in New York City - that offers specialized services including an accredited on-site academic program under the direction of the New York City Department of Education.
Patients can access emergency evaluation and care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through Payne Whitney's Psychiatric Emergency Room, while its Central Evaluation Service offers diagnostic assessments. A new Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) will open in Spring, 2013 offering a range of services – acute emergency treatment, extended observation care and crisis response services.