The child and adolescent inpatient program is a specialized level of care designed to meet the needs of children and adolescents (ages 5 to 17) with psychiatric disorders. The goal is to help young patients address their psychiatric problems to reduce symptoms, improve functioning and maintain stability. The service takes place in two sections of our campus: The child and adolescent inpatient building and the D/E unit wing of the newly constructed section.
The child and adolescent building houses three units. A-Pod serves 15 children (A-Pod treatment schedule), B-Pod serves 11 adolescent males (B-Pod treatment schedule) and C-Pod serves 10 co-ed pre-adolescents (C-Pod treatment schedule). The building is separate from the rest of the hospital, with bright, high-ceilinged space and colorful murals decorating the common areas. There are two separate, secure play areas for children and adolescents attached to the building. School and gym activities take place in the main hospital building.
Patients eat meals in the newly constructed cafeteria, which is exclusive to the child and adolescent populations. In 2010, we made several upgrades to this space including renovating the galley, flooring in the living pods, painting the pods and bathrooms, numerous bathroom repairs, painting the exterior building, and renovating playground space for the children’s unit.
The newly constructed adolescent wing houses two units, both of which serve adolescent girls. This wing boasts modern construction and ample space for group therapy and activity space. It also has a new classroom for school lessons.