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Acute Inpatient Care

Acute Inpatient Care

The Acute Inpatient Program

The purpose of our Acute Inpatient program is to evaluate, stabilize and treat children who are experiencing a crisis situation and need immediate intervention. The program focuses on intensive psychiatric evaluation, treatment and aftercare planning using a professional, multidisciplinary team approach.

The team consists of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers/case managers, activity therapists, teachers and behavioral counseling technicians. Our staff of physicians is available for consulting with patients regarding dietary concerns, pediatric neurology and other routine pediatric needs. Our extensive staff of allied health professionals performs assessments and provides regular groups for patients’ specialized mental health needs, such as chemical dependence, spirituality and trauma.

Children’s program

Separate programming is offered for younger children ages 5 through 11 who experience emotional or behavioral challenges such as: hyperactivity, aggression, withdrawal, lack of impulse control or non-compliance with age-appropriate activities of daily living. Since play is one of the primary modes of expression for children, play therapy techniques are creatively woven into various elements of the program.

The children’s unit provides comfortable rooms with a fenced outdoor play area. Contemporary play equipment is utilized with trained staff to enhance early learning developmental skills.

Adolescent program

This program takes a comprehensive approach to helping adolescents, 12 to 18 years old, develop coping skills to assist during troubled times in the difficult transition period of adolescence. Families are actively involved in the treatment program, ensuring a smoother and more coordinated return to the home and school settings.

Conditions addressed include:

  • Suicidal and homicidal ideation and behavior
  • Depression
  • Self-destructive behaviors and aggression
  • Behavioral impulsivity
  • Self-injury
  • Psychosis
  • Situational crises unique to adolescents

Family participation is expected and education regarding mental health issues and medication is provided. The average length of stay varies according to the needs of the patient, but generally ranges from four to 10 days.

Help is a phone call away.

We have licensed mental health professionals available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you in exploring the most appropriate treatment options for your child or teen. To schedule a no-cost appointment or for more information, please call us toll-free at 800-423-5666. All information is held in the strictest of confidence. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.