Psychiatric Institute of Washington @ United Medical Center

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The Psychiatric Institute of Washington provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults suffering from mental health and addictive illnesses. We are a 124-bed private freestanding psychiatric hospital offering inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient hospitalization, as well as specialized treatment programs for chemical dependency.

Founded in 1967, PIW is a significant part of the mental health delivery system in the District of Columbia combining the rich traditions of our past with the behavioral health options of the present. We have an excellent reputation as an innovative hospital with caring, dedicated staff, experienced in the delivery of behavioral healthcare.  Training affiliations and community education programs are a vital part of our service to the D.C. area.

In addition to the main campus we manage several programs in medical hospitals such as United Medical Center providing psychiatric inpatient, partial hospital, consult liaison and SNF consultations.  Located on Southern Avenue in D.C. United Medical Center is conveniently accessible via Metrorail, bus routes and other major streets and avenues of the area. The PIW website is

Psychiatric Institute of Washington is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) one of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital management companies. Visit our website at