Philadelphia’s Leading Mental Health Treatment Specialty Programs

We offer a variety of specialty services to ensure that we provide the most effective care for each unique individual.

Neuromodulation Suite

We are pleased to introduce our new, leading-edge neuromodulation suite, which offers electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS) for people who receive care in our inpatient and outpatient programs.

ECT is a safe, effective treatment for a variety of mental health concerns, but it is most commonly used for major depressive disorder that has not responded to other treatment methods. Undergoing ECT can reduce the depressive symptoms a patient has been experiencing by changing their brain chemistry.

This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and involves the use of small electric currents that produce a brief seizure. Patients are asleep during this process and awaken once it is complete.

The Brainsway DTMS treatment program at Belmont Behavioral Health System serves patients who are struggling with major depressive disorder, often resulting in higher response and remission rates than those who do not undergo DTMS.

This procedure does not require anesthesia and involves the use of magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain that affect the development of depressive symptoms. Patients are awake and alert throughout this procedure.

New Oaks Academy

Opening in August 2021, this on-site private school will offer educational programming for children and adolescents who are receiving inpatient care at Belmont Behavioral Health System.

Licensed for grades 5-12, New Oaks Academy will provide a standard, comprehensive curriculum delivered by teachers who are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Not only will children take part in the highest-quality academic programming, but they will also receive therapeutic support that enhances their inpatient experience.

Autism Program

The Specialized Treatment for Autism and Related (STAR) Disorders Program will provide inpatient care for children ages 5-12 who have autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders, such as intellectual developmental disorder.

Launching in late 2021, this innovative autism program will help children learn the real-life skills they need to fulfill their greatest potential.

To provide the most comprehensive care possible, our new autism program will also offer services that help families better support their child’s individual needs.

Emerging Adult Services

Later in 2021, we will be offering comprehensive programming that addresses the unique needs of emerging adults.

24/7 Triage & Evaluation Services

Our Access Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is where individuals can receive comprehensive assessments to determine which treatment program will most appropriately meet their needs.

23-Hour Beds

23-hour beds are available for psychiatric observation and are designed to be an alternative to a hospitalization program.

Child & Adolescent Services

Children and adolescents can take part in both inpatient and outpatient programming at Belmont Behavioral Health System. Children as young as five years old are able to receive comprehensive evaluations, psychotherapy, play therapy, and medication management, among other services, as they participate in our program.

Older Adult Services

Belmont Behavioral Health System is a leader in geriatric psychiatry in Philadelphia, having developed the region’s most comprehensive and sophisticated menu of offerings for older adults. These services include inpatient, intensive outpatient, and traditional outpatient programming options. These programs are all tailored to meet our patients’ needs through a rich array of medically supervised therapeutic modalities.

Mood Disorders Treatment

A specialized track for the treatment of mood disorders is offered for adult patients at Belmont Behavioral Health System. As part of this treatment track, patients are provided with individualized treatment plans that focus on addressing the stressors that provoked their need for treatment, providing symptomatic relief with medication, educating them and their families, and creating an aftercare program to help them access resources once they have been discharged.

Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Offered at both the inpatient and outpatient program levels, Belmont Behavioral Health System provides a dual recovery track for patients who are suffering from co-occurring chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric evaluation, medication management, individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and support group meetings are all included in this programming option to promote sobriety and restore a productive lifestyle for patients.

Children's Crisis Response Center

Belmont Behavioral Health System operates the Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center for children and adolescents who are experiencing an acute mental health crisis. PCCRC is affiliated with Belmont Behavioral Health System, in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the city of Philadelphia. Learn more by visiting

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