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  • Care New England Access Center

    Our access center staff are trained to answer your questions so that you can get the care you need, when and where you need it.

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  • Anxiety and Coronavirus

    Coronavirus has presented itself as a new source of anxiety, here are some ideas about coping with the mental health impact of this pandemic.

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  • Where Do I Go When No One is Listening?

    College Student IOP is designed to meet the specific needs of matriculating college students with mood related issues, such as depression and anxiety.

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  • Expert Care

    The Partial Hospital program provides expert care that combines home and hospital. Find a program right for you.

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    Butler Hospital's Partial hospital program combines home and hospital for mental health treatment in Rhode Island including a Young Adult mental health program.
  • Find Your True Self

    True Self Intensive Outpatient Program for Young Adults is designed to meet the specific psychological needs of individuals 18 to 26 years old in the LGBTQ communities.

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Featured Physician

Gerrit Van Schalkwyk, MD

Gerrit Van Schalkwyk, MD

Gerrit Van Schalkwyk, MD

Dr. Gerrit van Schalkwyk, MBChB, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, chief of the Adolescent Unit at Butler Hospital and has clinical interests in supporting gender diverse youth, youth with autism spectrum disorders, and young adults.

Phone: 401-455-6200

Announcements

Visitor Restrictions are Currently in Place at Butler Hospital

Butler Hospital is focused on providing excellent clinical care to our patients and keeping our workforce safe. Recently, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), released visitation guidelines for all health care facilities to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our patients, visitors and staff and have implemented the following guidelines for any visitors:  

  • No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit.
  • Any person feeling sick with the following systems will be asked to not visit:
    • Cough
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Stuffy nose
    • Runny nose
    • Sore throat

We anticipate that there may be additional restrictions in the coming weeks as we receive additional guidance from the RIDOH. Please check back regularly for updates.

For Alzheimer's Awareness month, the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital is calling on Rhode Islanders to help make Alzheimer’s history with #2020by2020RI campaign

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, and the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, a global leader in Alzheimer's disease research, is using the occasion to call on Rhode Islanders to help make Alzheimer's history through its on-going #2020by2020RI campaign. Details

Investigational Drug Studied at Butler Hospital’s Memory and Aging Program May Become First New Treatment for Alzheimer’s in 16 Years

Biogen, maker of the investigational drug aducanumab, today announced that it will seek review of the drug by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in early 2020. If approved, it will become the first drug to remove amyloid protein from the brain and slow the progression of the of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Details

Health and Wellness Information from Care New England

Recent Health and Wellness Blog Posts

Dig Deep: Are You Busy, Bored or Balanced?

Finding the right balance of busy and bored—or downtime—can be difficult. Just as Goldilocks did not like her porridge too hot, or too cold, we can apply this same logic to many aspects of life, this dig deep tip can help you find your balance.

Panic Attack vs. Anxiety

Coping With Anxiety or a Panic Attack

Life seems to be full of things that can trigger stress these days. Learn if you are have anxiety or a panic attack and when seek professional care.

Butler Hospital -Women's Recovery

Empowering Women in Recovery

Recovery is possible. But for women, recovery means so much more than just getting sober. Learn about two programs dedicated to women's recovery needs.

What Gives You Peace of Mind?

What Gives You Peace of Mind?

As a proud sponsor of the third annual PeaceLove Studios mental wellness event, “Peace of Mind Storytellers,” Butler Hospital used the peace of mind theme to ask staff and members of the Facebook community what brought them peace of mind.