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Why Silver Hill Hospital

Our patients get better.

Silver Hill Hospital

Your determination. Our dedication.

Not many psychiatric facilities can claim that all its resources are dedicated to patient treatment. That all patients who come here are treated with respect and dignity, and receive the level of care they need, when they need it. That a highly-skilled staff takes a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment in an environment designed to foster recovery. That collaboration with supportive family members and referring clinicians is considered integral to positive outcomes. And we’ve been doing all that for 85 years and counting. These are some of the qualities that set us apart.

What Sets Us Apart

We know you are determined to get better.  We are dedicated to getting you there. Here’s what it takes.

A Capsule History

Silver Hill Hospital
1931

Silver Hill Hospital Opens

Dr. John Millet and Elvira Parsons, an English nurse, pool their resources and purchase property to create a psychiatric hospital. The first patient is admitted in December.

Silver Hill Hospital
1934

Silver Hill Incorporates

Silver Hill Hospital becomes incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation, overseen by a Board of Directors.

Silver Hill Hospital
1940-1960

Silver Hill Grows

Silver Hill builds and acquires more properties, expanding its campus and patient programs.

Silver Hill Hospital
1962

Silver Hill Receives Accreditation

First Joint Commission survey. Silver Hill receives full 3-year accreditation.

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1970

Adolescent Unit Opens

Maximum of 20 patients permitted to maintain a small, supportive therapeutic environment.

Silver Hill Hospital
1971

Modern Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program Initiated

AA incorporated into addiction treatment, and original research into the biological and psychological contributors to addiction begins.

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1972

Day Treatment Begins

Silver Hill introduces first outpatient program.

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1989

Acute Care Unit Opens

15-bed inpatient unit treats patients with mental health crises

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1997

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Silver Hill begins specializing in this new approach to treatment.

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2006

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center Opens

Silver Hill opens one the few DBT residential programs available in the US.

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2017

Renovation of Transitional Living Residences Completed

All residences meticulously updated and modernized.

Today

Silver Hill is a nationally recognized, non-profit hospital for the treatment of psychiatric and addictive disorders, treating over 3,500 patients annually.

Accreditations & Accolades

Silver Hill Hospital

Licensed by the State of Connecticut as a Hospital for the Mentally Ill

Silver Hill Hospital

Accredited by The Joint Commission for:

Hospital Accreditation Program

Behavioral Health Program

Opioid Treatment Program

Silver Hill Hospital

Certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Medicare only)

Our Centers of Expertise

Getting to Know Silver Hill Hospital

Our Clinicians

From their first day on campus through outpatient follow-up, Silver Hill patients receive thorough, clinically astute treatment from a staff of expert clinicians.

Meet our clinicians

Levels of Care

Silver Hill offers three levels of care: inpatient, transitional living and outpatient treatment. Take a look at these programs to see where you might fit in.

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Therapies & Services

Our broad range of services and therapies allow flexible treatment planning specific to each patient’s needs.

Learn more about our services

Let’s get started.

Allow us to help you get better. Contact us today to find out which program might be right for you, or to begin the process of arranging for treatment.

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1 (866) 542 4455

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