About Us

Riverview Psychiatric Center assists patients toward recovery by providing support, treatment and care to persons with the severe mental illness. Riverview does this in strong collaboration with community providers, patient family members and the patient's natural support systems.

The Riverview Psychiatric Center (RPC) is a 92 bed acute care inpatient psychiatric hospital operated by the State of Maine. Riverview treats any referred and appropriate adult who require intensive 24-hour psychiatric services from the following counties: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, and York. All services are provided without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical handicap or ability to pay.

Riverview Psychiatric Center is the only treatment facility fully operated by the State of Maine for these counties provides recovery services in an involuntary inpatient hospital setting for those who require a secure and safe setting, and those who require extended periods of inpatient treatment and/or rehabilitation. Riverview is also the only State operated Forensic hospital, providing a wide range of psychiatric services to the correction system and the Maine court system, including care for those committed under the criminal statutes for observation and evaluation (Stage III), those determined Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST) and those committed to the State as Not Criminally Responsible (NCR). These are individual who require highly specialized programs of both psychiatric care and security not available elsewhere in Maine.

Mission Statement:
Riverview Psychiatric Center provides state-of-the-art care to individuals in Maine with serious and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

Riverview Psychiatric Center, in collaboration with the community, will be a center for best practice, treatment, education and research for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders.


  • R Respect and Dignity
  • P Patients First
  • CCaring and Compassion

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