Consultation Service at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital


The Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, formerly Worcester State Hospital, is a brand new state psychiatric hospital (320 inpatient beds) near the Medical School campus. The facility’s state-of-the-art design marks an important shift in how mental health services are delivered in the United States in the 21st century, and represents a national model that fosters rehabilitation, recovery, and transition to independent living in the community.

The hospital cares for the most severely mentally ill patients – a large portion of them suffer from chronic, treatment refractory schizophrenia. The UMass Psychotic Disorders Clinic provides consultation service to those patients with challenging diagnosis or treatment issues during their stay in the hospital.