Psychiatric and Addiction
An in-patient unit of Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, PARC serves our community by providing acute in-patient psychiatric and medical detoxification treatment for patients 18 years of age and older. PARC is a locked 18-bed unit. Patients are treated both on a voluntary and an involuntary basis.
The treatment team is a multidisciplinary team consisting of Psychiatrists, registered nurses, social workers, mental health workers (CNAs), registered occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, licensed substance abuse counselors, and administrative assistant staff. Other hospital staff provide additional support as needed, such as hospitalists, dieticians, chaplains and respiratory therapists.
The treatment team utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques in both group therapy and individual treatment plans. PARC staff strongly believe in the maintenance of a healing and therapeutic unit milieu. Safety for both patients and staff is our number one goal. To this end, PARC staff and other hospital staff are trained in Mandt Training with the goal of helping to de-escalate agitated or potentially violent behavior. We believe all patients deserve dignity and respect.
In concert with anesthesiology and PACU staff, PARC Psychiatrists and nurses provide Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) to patients requiring such voluntary treatment.
We recognize the importance of visits by family and friends and encourage their involvement in treatment. Visitors who are younger than 12 years old are not allowed on the PARC unit.
Weekday visiting hours are 5:30 to 7 p.m. Weekend and holiday visiting hours are 3 to 8 p.m.
If transportation or work schedules make these times difficult for you, please speak to staff to make other arrangements.
OUTPATIENT CARE is available in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties from Mid-Coast Mental Health Center, now a part of Maine Mental Health Partners. For additional information, view the MMHP website at: memhp.org.
Established in 1965, Mid-Coast Mental Health Center has a rich history of delivering quality mental health and substance abuse services to residents of the three midcoast counties of Knox, Waldo and Lincoln. MCMHC provides support to people of all ages who are facing life stresses, behavioral health problems, or a mental or co-occurring illness.
Services include: children's case management; crisis response and stabilization; integrated mental health services in select primary care practices, schools and community-based settings; residential treatment for adults; and substance abuse counseling. MCMHC teams with Pen Bay Medical Center to offer outpatient psychiatry and therapy services in Rockland and Belfast. Last year, MCMHC programs delivered services to approximately 4,000 residents of the 3-county region.