About Our Training Sites
Located in Chester County, PA, and a member of Tower Health, Brandywine Hospital is a nonprofit, 171-bed acute-care hospital with private rooms that has been providing high-quality, compassionate care in the community for more than 100 years. The hospital's key services include cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, orthopedics, behavioral health (adult, older adult), general and robotic surgery, specialized care for eating disorders, and outpatient services (radiology/women's imaging, laboratory, cardio-pulmonary, occupational, physical and speech therapy, primary care and wound care). Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Brandywine Hospital is also an accredited Chest Pain Center by the American Academy of Cardiology and the recipient of The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for excellence in acute myocardial infarction, hip replacement, knee replacement, stroke and wound care. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.
Brandywine Behavioral Health (BBH) embodies the conviction that recovery is possible for every person dealing with a psychiatric diagnosis. BBH has successfully treated thousands of people at our sprawling campus in beautiful Chester County. In fact, we believe identifying one’s strengths is crucial to his or her recovery and future. It is from this principle that our mission was born: to provide programming that is strength-based, trauma informed and recovery focused. Our 64-bed, acute care inpatient facility provides three distinct programs:
Friends Hospital is the oldest private psychiatric hospital in the country. Friends has an array of psychiatric specialty care units and an extremely active psychiatric emergency service. The hospital is located on a beautiful 100-acre campus in Philadelphia, PA. Friends Hospital is located at 4641 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadephia, PA 19124.
The Caring Together program, established in 1991 by Barbara Schindler, MD, helps women and their children overcome substance abuse and start a new life without drugs and alcohol. The program utilizes a multi-phase, multi-disciplinary approach to treat the addiction and any other issues which may have caused or resulted from using. Caring Together is located at 4700 Wissahickon Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144.
Psychiatry Tower Health Medical Group Vine Street
1427 Vine Street is the Department Outpatient Clinic, located in Center City Philadelphia. Residents have the opportunity to provide care to an ethnically and racially diverse patient population with a wide range of psychiatric disorders. There is a required community psychiatry experience in the supportive outpatient program housed within the clinic. Psychiatry Tower Health Medical Group is located at 1427 Vine St., 8th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102.
Merakey, formerly known as Northwestern Human Services, has its legacy in the mental health movement known as the Community Mental Health Act of 1963 which provided federal funding for community mental health centers. Merakey, one of the first three base service units in Philadelphia, opened its doors at 27 E. Mt Airy Ave. in 1969. Since then Merakey has grown to a multi – state, multi – service, non – profit system, and one of the largest mental health organizations in the country. In addition to its excellent community and public psychiatric services, Merakey has established a successful partnership with our Department of Psychiatry. Merakey has served as one of the two outpatient training sites for psychiatry residents. Merakey is located at 11082 Knights Road Philadelphia PA, 19154.