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Consult-Liaison Service

The Department of Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Service assists patients on the Medical, Surgical, Obstetrics-Gynecology and Emergency Department Services, their families and professional caregivers.

Services may include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with pre-existing psychiatric disorders and medications;
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with pre-existing alcohol/drug abuse or dependence;
  • Treatment of acute psychiatric symptoms secondary to medical illness;
  • Support for patients and their families;
  • Assistance in improving rapport between patients, medical caregivers and family members;
  • Evaluation of capacity for medical decision making and discharge planning.

The Service consists of three attending psychiatrists who are board certified in Psychosomatic Medicine (Consultation-Liaison psychiatry);  New York University Department of Psychiatry PGY IV residents; Downstate Medical School MSIII medical students; and Lenox Hill Department of Psychiatry psychology interns.

Consultation requests are made by attending and house staff physicians on the Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Emergency Department Services.  Patients and family members may also request a psychiatric consultation from these physicians.

Requests are made by calling (212) 434-2810 or (212) 434-2830 during weekdays.

Nights and weekends, the psychiatry Doctor on Call can be reached by calling the Lenox Hill Hospital page operator.