The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Program has a a 16-bed unit in C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The length of stay is seven days on average but ultimately is determined by the patient's condition.
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Program offers inpatient psychiatric care for a variety of childhood and adolescent psychiatric disorders. State-of-the-art care is provided for mood, anxiety, psychosis, behavioral and developmental disorders. Diagnosis and treatment are provided by a multidisciplinary team led by a physician, and include nursing, social work, activity therapy, psychology and learning specialists. Treatment can include individual or group therapy, family therapy, parent guidance and medication. The program also provides academic assessments and advocates for a patient's educational needs in coordination with his/her school staff.
We are aware of the scarcity of inpatient resources in the community for children with complex psychiatric disorders, neuro-developmental disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). We strive to provide care and inter-disciplinary consultation at the highest level. Given the high demand for inpatient admission and limited resources throughout the state, inpatient admission is considered through an inter-disciplinary team. Please contact your outpatient psychiatric provider if you believe your child/patient may benefit from inpatient admission. We will work with your provider to coordinate a referral.