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The Psychiatric Team

A multi-disciplinary team of experienced health professionals includes:

  • Psychiatrists. Board-certified physicians who specialize in preventing, diagnosing and treating mental illness and addictive, behavioral and emotional disorders. They provide psychotherapy, order diagnostic tests, prescribe medications and help families cope with stress and crises.
  • Neuropsychiatrist. A board-certified physician who specializes in managing the mental health needs for patients with neurologically based disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, Parkinson's disease, stroke, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.
  • Psychologist. A professional who specializes in treating mental and emotional illness through counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Psychiatric Nurses. Registered nurses who specialize in caring for patients with mental illness. They administer medications, provide education and encouragement, assess patient progress and perform many other duties related to daily care.
  • Social Workers. Professionals who assist patients and their families in coping with the physical, emotional and social challenges which may accompany an illness. They offer talk therapy – talking, suggesting behavior changes – to help improve a patient’s overall sense of well-being or relationships, especially with family members. They encourage independent functioning and skill building, conduct family meetings and help patients develop relapse prevention plans.
  • Occupational Therapist. A professional who helps patients learn or relearn essential skills related to home life, school, work or other aspects of daily living, as well as teaches exercises and activities designed to improve a patient’s physical or emotional behavior.
  • Discharge Planner/Case Manager. Primarily in charge of coordinating needed services, this health professional helps connect patients and families with needed community resources, as well as helps arrange hospital aftercare.

Need Help?

Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but must come from a physician, Emergency Room or other mental health professional. Call 802.747.3715 for more information or to make an appointment.

BAMBI Program

Physicians or individuals interested in learning about the BAMBI program should call 802.786.1479.

Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701
802.775.7111

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