Welcome to the Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) Program. We are dedicated to helping Maine youth achieve positive clinical outcomes when treated for early symptoms of psychosis.
The PIER Program has achieved national and international prominence as a model program in early intervention. PIER is a transdisciplinary treatment team made up of social workers, psychiatrist, occupational therapist, educational/vocational specialist, care manager and peer support partners. PIER has a twelve-year record of community education and advanced treatment with demonstrated outcomes and results in the greater Portland area. Early detection makes a difference.
The PIER Program is part of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.