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Inpatient Medicine in Psychiatry (IMIP) Unit
Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital

Strong Memorial Hospital Main Entrance


601 Elmwood Avenue
Unit 1-9200
Rochester, NY 14642

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The Inpatient Medicine in Psychiatry (IMIP) unit is one of a select few hospital units of its kind in the country committed to providing acute medical care for people who may additionally have mental illnesses that can complicate their medical care. IMIP is actively involved in education and scholarship dedicated to team-based, biopsychosocial care targeted to vulnerable patients.

The IMIP unit is staffed by a collaborative multi-disciplinary team, that includes:

  • Nurses with acute medicine and psychiatry skills
  • Nurse practitioners and physician assistants with acute medical care training and interest in psychiatry
  • Social workers experienced in helping patients with complex medical and psychiatric needs
  • A pharmacist focused on medication interactions
  • A psychiatrist who attends bi-weekly team meetings and acts as a bridge between the IMIP unit and the psychiatry consultation program
  • Hospitalist physicians board certified in internal medicine and family medicine