About Us

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Eduardo Colon, MD

Chief, Psychiatry Services

hcmc_building_smFor over a century, Hennepin Healthcare has been dedicated to the provision of emergency and long-term treatment of people suffering from mental illness. Our goal is to restore individuals to their highest possible level of function, providing hope for recovery and reducing the suffering of patients and their family members. Our mission is to provide a full spectrum of services for individuals with major behavioral and emotional difficulties, especially those with chronic and persistent mental illness.


Psychiatric Services at Hennepin Healthcare serves patients through a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs along a continuum of care. Our programs include:


Our clinics and treatment programs are primarily housed within the hospital at our downtown campus with the exception of certain programs such as the soon-to-open Crisis Residence. Our treatment team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, advanced nurse practitioners, and psychiatric nurses. The Department of Psychiatry serves those in emotional crisis with 24-hour, seven-day-a-week crisis counseling, assessment, and referral. More than 42,000 calls and drop-in visits each year are handled by the Acute Psychiatric Services staff of psychiatrists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses. Find more information about Psychiatric Services.