Our patients get better.
Your determination. Our dedication.
Not many psychiatric facilities can claim that all its resources are dedicated to patient treatment. That all patients who come here are treated with respect and dignity, and receive the level of care they need, when they need it. That a highly-skilled staff takes a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment in an environment designed to foster recovery. That collaboration with supportive family members and referring clinicians is considered integral to positive outcomes. And we’ve been doing all that for 85 years and counting. These are some of the qualities that set us apart.
What Sets Us Apart
We know you are determined to get better. We are dedicated to getting you there. Here’s what it takes.
Legacy of service
We are an independent, not-for-profit, psychiatric facility – one of a handful of such designations in the country. Our sole focus is on the treatment of psychiatric and addiction disorders, and all our resources go into the patient experience. In its 85 years of service, Silver Hill has become a nationally recognized leader in the field, known for its clinical excellence, thorough treatment, and compassionate care for adults and adolescents. In 2017, Silver Hill scored 98.8% overall on The Joint Commission nationally reported quality measures.
A healing environment
At Silver Hill, the environment of care is valued as much as the techniques of treatment – and the integration of these two aspects is what sets us apart. Our 44-acre campus, nestled in the Connecticut woods, with its free-standing residences, has the look and feel of a quiet country retreat – welcoming, warm, healing. Everything in this tranquil setting has been carefully designed to foster the process of recovery.
Our five long-term residential programs are designed to treat specific patient populations and disorders including treatment for adolescents, addiction, eating disorders, severe personality disorders, and psychotic disorders. All of the residences have been recently renovated to ensure a safe, secure environment.
From inpatient to transitional living to intensive outpatient programs, we provide access to the treatment our patients need, when they need it, all in one location. This means there is no disruption of treatment or dislocation in care. Patients can move seamlessly from one level of treatment to another depending on their current needs. During their stay at Silver Hill, all patients have ready access to clinicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
From the front desk to the counseling room, Silver Hill takes a comprehensive team approach to psychiatric care. Not many psychiatric and addiction treatment facilities can boast a staff that includes 14 full-time licensed psychiatrists, most of whom are double-boarded. Our psychiatrists work closely with a staff of licensed nurses, social workers, therapists, and other caregivers. We have a particularly high staff to patient ratio, and many of our staff have made their careers here, devoting themselves to the compassionate treatment of their patients.
The patients who walk through our doors are not the only brave ones. So are the families that stand with them. Family members are often the ones who bring patients to Silver Hill and take them home after their treatment. They play an important role in recovery and we support them throughout with regular meetings and programs that foster the kind of understanding that leads to a positive outcome.
Partnership with referring clinicians
Treatment begins with the referring clinician and continues after the patient has left Silver Hill. From initial diagnosis through post-hospital care, we have been collaborating with referring clinicians for eight decades. We work hard to earn their trust every day. When they refer to Silver Hill, they can be confident that we are here to partner with them in the treatment of even the most complex and difficult presentations.
A Capsule History
Silver Hill Hospital Opens
Dr. John Millet and Elvira Parsons, an English nurse, pool their resources and purchase property to create a psychiatric hospital. The first patient is admitted in December.
Silver Hill Incorporates
Silver Hill Hospital becomes incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation, overseen by a Board of Directors.
Silver Hill Grows
Silver Hill builds and acquires more properties, expanding its campus and patient programs.
Silver Hill Receives Accreditation
First Joint Commission survey. Silver Hill receives full 3-year accreditation.
Adolescent Unit Opens
Maximum of 20 patients permitted to maintain a small, supportive therapeutic environment.
Modern Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program Initiated
AA incorporated into addiction treatment, and original research into the biological and psychological contributors to addiction begins.
Day Treatment Begins
Silver Hill introduces first outpatient program.
Acute Care Unit Opens
15-bed inpatient unit treats patients with mental health crises
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Silver Hill begins specializing in this new approach to treatment.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center Opens
Silver Hill opens one the few DBT residential programs available in the US.
Renovation of Transitional Living Residences Completed
All residences meticulously updated and modernized.
Silver Hill is a nationally recognized, non-profit hospital for the treatment of psychiatric and addictive disorders, treating over 3,500 patients annually.
Accreditations & Accolades
Licensed by the State of Connecticut as a Hospital for the Mentally Ill
Accredited by The Joint Commission for:
Hospital Accreditation Program
Behavioral Health Program
Opioid Treatment Program
Certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Medicare only)
Getting to Know Silver Hill Hospital
From their first day on campus through outpatient follow-up, Silver Hill patients receive thorough, clinically astute treatment from a staff of expert clinicians.Meet our clinicians
Levels of Care
Silver Hill offers three levels of care: inpatient, transitional living and outpatient treatment. Take a look at these programs to see where you might fit in.Learn more
Therapies & Services
Our broad range of services and therapies allow flexible treatment planning specific to each patient’s needs.Learn more about our services
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.