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Aurora Psychiatric Hospital

Located at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital

1220 Dewey Ave Wauwatosa, WI 53213

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Phone: 414-454-6600

Location type: Hospital

Hours of Operation

24 hours/day, 7 days a week.
Individual departments vary.

Location Overview

At Aurora Pscyhiatric Hospital you can count on the most comprehensive continuum of behavioral health care in the state. Located on a beautiful, 30-acre wooded campus in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, our facility offers an ideal healing setting for children, adolescents and adults struggling with mental health or substance issues.

From our landscaped garden areas to our use of pet therapy dogs, we create a patient-focused, healing treatment experience that fosters recovery. You can rest assured that our team’s expertise and compassion will help you or your loved one begin the journey to recovery in a caring, confidential and comfortable environment.

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Featured Services

Adult Inpatient Program

Patients will experience a holistic approach to healing from mental health and substance abuse problems. We believe hope, healing, empowerment and connection make it possible to recover from severe depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, substance abuse and self-destructive behaviors.

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Adult Intensive Outpatient Program for Depression and Anxiety

For patients experiencing extreme fear, depression or anxiety, we teach powerful, practical ways to respond to emotional distress.

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Adult Partial Hospital Program for Depression and Anxiety

Child & Adolescent Inpatient & Partial Hospital Program

We specialize in individualized treatment for children and teens ages 5 to 18. We work closely with families in a safe, supportive environment to help young people better understand their actions, choices and emotions.

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Eating Disorder Services

Patients struggling with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa will find 3 levels of care: inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming. Our multidisciplinary team addresses the physical and psychological challenges associated with eating disorders.

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The Adult Substance Abuse Program

Adults struggling with chemical dependency can take advantage of a full range of evidence-based treatment options. Our team includes some of the area's leading addiction experts and certified chemical dependency counselors, who will design a personalized program for each client to encourage positive, long-term results.

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Kradwell School

This unique school is home to students who struggle in a traditional educational environment due to emotional or psychological disorders. School personnel work closely with our hospital staff to create personalized learning plans that complement the behavioral needs of each child.

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Intake Services

The Intake Services Department can offer you easy access to information regarding the hospital's clinical programs and admission procedures.

  • Information and referral 24 hours per day
  • Telephone triage assessment to quickly determine the appropriate next steps, completed by trained clinical professional(s)
  • Referrals made to appropriate providers inside or outside the hospital system based on insurance requirements and/or scope of problem
  • Psychiatrist phone consultation for each clinical assessment completed and recommendations about appropriate treatment options
  • Insurance/managed care authorization completed as necessary and appropriate
  • Case management services provided to patients admitted to clinical programs
To access information regarding hospital services or to discuss problems you are encountering in your life, please call 414-454-6777.

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Services & Specialties

Your health is important, which is why we offer a number of services and specialties to make it easy for you to get the care you need.