Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Program
St. Vincent's Medical Center offers inpatient and outpatient Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) medical services for patients seeking treatment for certain psychiatric disorders.
ECT is safe and effective. It is a painless procedure. Electricity is applied to a patient while they are under general anesthesia. ECT produces a seizure in the brain. It is given to patients who are diagnosed with depression, bipolar depression, treatment resistant depression, or other psychiatric disorders who have not responded to other forms of treatment.
The ECT Program is located at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport. Staff psychiatrists with expertise in ECT conduct in-depth evaluations including comprehensive assessments and recommendations regarding state-of-the-art clinical care.
The cost is covered in part by Medicare/Medicaid and by most insurance carriers after preauthorization. Referrals are required. To learn more about the ECT Program, please call (475) 210-5492.