Acute Psychiatric Service - John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
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John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan

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Acute Psychiatric Service

The mission of Acute Psychiatric Services is to provide services to Veterans with emergent mental health needs, utilizing the core values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence (ICARE). The service provides access within the Emergency Department, including crisis intervention, safety assessments, evaluations for inpatient psychiatric admissions for those Veterans in need of immediate inpatient psychiatric treatment, and/or needed follow up treatment in the mental health clinic.

The APS also includes B2N, our 28-bed acute inpatient psychiatry unit. The unit, renovated in late 2012, uses a Veteran-centered, recovery-orientation to engage patients in their personal recovery. A multidisciplinary team encompassing psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, art and occupational therapists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, RNs, LPNs, and NAs, as well as trainees from Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Wayne State Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, provide evidence-based treatment to any Veteran requiring inpatient treatment.

Acute Psychiatric Services operates under the procedures and policies of VHA, VISN, and the Medical Center, as well as, The Joint Commission, OIG and other regulatory agencies.

Location of Service in Medical Center:

Second Floor, B2 North

Contact information:

Patricia Halliburton, LMSW, ACSW, Acute Services Coordinator, 313-576-1000, ext. 63606 Usha Kilaru, MD, Psychiatrist, 313-576-1000, ext. 64990

Hours of Operation:


Contact Info


  • Second Floor, B2 North

Contact Number(s)

  • 313-576-1000 Ext. 63606
  • 313-576-1000 Ext. 64990

Hours of Operation

  • 7 days a week
    24 hours a day