The Department of Psychiatry provides healthcare to attain optimal mental health and well-being for people of all ages. The department includes 13 employed psychiatrists and one PhD psychologist, a nurse and a social worker. In addition, there are psychiatrists, neurologists, and other providers in the community who hold faculty positions and participate in our teaching and research programs.
Among our employed faculty, we provide care for the full range of mental health conditions for children, adolescents, adults and older adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We have psychiatrists who are specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Consultation Psychiatry.
Our hospital-based psychiatrists provide inpatient psychiatric services for adolescents, adults and older adults on the Borgess Behavioral Health Unit and in the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program. We also provide electroconvulsive (ECT) services at Borgess. Two psychiatrists provide psychiatric consultations for patients on the medical-surgical units at Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center. At the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Psychiatry Clinic located at 1717 Shaffer Street in the Borgess North Professional Building Garden Level Suite 010, faculty and resident psychiatrists provide an array of outpatient mental health services. Altogether, we make approximately 10,000 inpatient visits, do over 1,100 hospital consultations, and see 5,000 outpatient visits per year.
Robert D. Strung, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry