Adult Psychiatric Medicine Center
If this is a psychiatric (mental health) emergency, please contact the Marion County Psychiatric Crisis Center at 503-585-4949 or bring your loved one to Salem Health's emergency room in Salem.
The Psychiatric Medicine Center accepts patients who have been referred by a primary care physician, screened through Marion County Psychiatric Center or come upon referral from the emergency room.
Under the direction of a psychiatrist, our multidisciplinary team provides short-term residential psychiatric treatment in a safe and supportive environment.
Frequently asked questions
Can I visit?
Visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. When you enter PMC, we will ask you to place your valuables and personal items in a locker for the safety of your loved one and other patients staying at the PMC. Please contact the PMC ahead of time if you will be bringing a child under 12 or a pet.
Can I check on my family member without visiting?
Family can call the PMC at 503-814-7445 anytime during the day. To reduce communication errors, it can be very helpful to designate a family spokesperson who will call each time.
Can I call my loved one at the PMC? Can they call me?
Yes, there are four phones on the unit that patients can use.
When will we know how long the stay will be?
The PMC is a short-term facility. The average stay for patients is six to eight days. The length of stay depends on many factors, including the patient’s legal status, symptoms, response to medication, home situation and community resources.
Information for friends and families
Learn more about our program, what's expected of family members and visitors, and how you can help a loved one in crisis in our Family Information Guide.
What's the next step? What to expect at discharge: Patient and Caregiver's Guide for Mental Health Treatment