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759 Chestnut Street
Springfield MA, 01199
Fax: 413-794-9803
Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Physicians & Staff:

Steven V. Fischel, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director

Lewis Cohen, M.D.

Adam Mirot, M.D.


Joyce Smith, L.I.C.S.W.

Services Include:

Psychiatric Evaluations

About Our Practice:

Baystate Behavior Health  Psychiatry Consultation Service provides psychiatric evaluations for individuals referred from the Medical Center's inpatient units and ambulatory programs.  This results in a report including a diagnostic assessment, concrete recommendations for further work up (when appropriate), and specific suggestions for therapy.


Issues commonly referred for psychiatric consultation include:

  -  Diagnosis and treatment of delirium and dementia

  -  Assessment of suicide and homicide risk

  -  Evaluation and treatment of depression

  -  Delineation of functional from organic illness

  -  Assessment of competency

  -  Development of strategies for coping with patients exhibiting dysfunctional behavior.


Treatment modalities may involve a combination of psycho pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and stress management.


Specialty:  Psychiatry

We participate in most insurance programs offered in our area. If you have any questions about whether your specific health plan covers our services, please call the toll-free number on the back of your insurance member ID card.


If you have commercial insurance coverage, primary or secondary, we will submit a claim to your insurance carrier. You are responsible for all balances due after your insurance company pays its portion, as well as for any co-payments required by your insurance company at the time of the visit.


If you are concerned about billing or have a question about acceptable insurance, please call one of the following numbers.


  •  For Physician Billing – (413) 794-5700


  •  For Hospital Billing – (413) 794-9999