About Hospital Psychiatry

Address:
Kracke Bldg – Room 704
1922 7th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Telephone: (205) 975-8206 or (205) 975-8207

Consult/Liaison Administrative Office:

Mission:

  • To provide consultation services for hospitalized patients who manifest symptoms of psychiatric illness
  • To help educate colleagues, patients, and families about mental disorders
  • To facilitate appropriate transfer of care for patients requiring inpatient psychiatric management
 

Programs and Services:

  • Full-time service providing evaluation and treatment recommendations for hospitalized patients
  • Education of Psychiatric Residents in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Education of Medical Students in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Management of a full-time Psychiatric Emergency Service for walk-in assessment of acute psychiatric problems
  • Faculty participation in clinical and translational research
 

Accomplishments:

  • Full-time service
  • Research into mental disorders
  • As a tertiary center, we provide daytime phone consultation for medical practitioners outside the immediate area
  • Establishment of an educational base with plans to establish a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine