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Psychotic Disorders Center

Treatment Approach
Silver Hill gave me back a sense of myself and I believe things happen for a reason. I got my life back and I've grown so much in the past six years. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I can live with bipolar illness.
- Rita
Living with your psychotic disorder

A psychotic disorder can be very debilitating and highly disruptive. But it doesn’t need to prevent you from living your life. Many, with even the most difficult long-term symptoms, are able to lead fulfilling, rewarding lives. Our goal at Silver Hill is to help you take charge of your symptoms and take back your life.

Who we treat

This center was created for individuals with psychiatric disorders that are characterized by intermittent or long-standing psychoses that prevent them from adequately functioning in daily life.

The conditions treated in this program include:

A psychiatric disorder characterized by a loss of appropriate emotional responses and the inability to organize thoughts and behaviors. It can also include delusional thinking and hallucination.
Schizoaffective Disorder
A condition in which features of both psychosis and mood problems (depression or mania) occur together with the features of psychosis persisting beyond the episodes of mood disturbance.
Bipolar disorder
A severe mental illness that causes changes in a person's mood, energy and ability to function.
Levels of care

All patients admitted to our Psychotic Disorders Center must first complete an inpatient program. The goals of this level of care are diagnostic assessment, crisis stabilization, medication management and symptom reduction. The inpatient program at Silver Hill offers a high clinician-to-patient ratio so that each patient can receive the individual attention he or she requires, and be prepared for subsequent levels of care.

After inpatient stabilization patients may enter our transitional living program, where they reside on campus for a minimum of six weeks and focus on cognitive remediation, psychosocial rehabilitation and medication management. This program is designed as a step-down from inpatient hospitalization, but patients continue to have access to inpatient level of care, as needed at any time.

Our treatment team
Our caring, multispecialty treatment team includes, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, residential counselors, and dieticians.
Fees for treatment

Inpatient treatment
Inpatient treatment is generally covered by health insurance. Silver Hill Hospital participates in the following insurance or behavioral health managed care organizations:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Plans other states
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Magellan Behavioral Health (Yale employees)
  • Managed Health Network
  • Medicare
  • United Health Care/Oxford Health Plans/Optum
  • Value Options
  • Yale Health Plan (Yale students)


Transitional living
Transitional living programs are not typically covered by health insurance plans, and are most often a direct expense for patients or their families. Some insurance policies may cover a portion of the cost. Our staff will help you determine whether you may have benefits that will allow coverage for this program and, if you do, we will seek authorization from your insurance company to use your benefit. If you need to begin your TLP with a brief inpatient stay we do accept appropriate inpatient insurance and are in network with most commercial plans.

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For your reference

To learn more about our Psychotic Disorders Center please download our brochure.

Let’s get started.

Allow us to help you get better. Contact us today to find out which program might be right for you, or to begin the process of arranging for treatment.

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1 (866) 542 4455

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