Our acute care services serve ages 4-17 both male and female, and act as a short term crisis stabilization service. Our admissions line accepts phone calls 24 hours a day 7 days a week from parents and/or referral sources in regards to children that may be struggling and need to be placed into an intensive therapeutic environment. These children may be a harm to themselves, or others around them. This is a service that we get phone calls at the time of their crisis, get the child admitted quickly. Average length of stay is 7-14 days on acute.
One or more of the following criteria must be met within the past 24 hours:
- Threatening to, or behaving in a manner considered dangerous to self or others.
- Continued destruction of property.
- Unable to function socially, educationally or in the family environment.
- Pre-existing psychiatric conditions that are impacting the child’s ability to maintain safety in the community.
- No significant progress with outpatient treatment and the patient requires medication evaluation, special services or continuous skilled observation.
- Continued failure to be successful in a less restrictive environment, such as a foster home or group home setting.
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Medication evaluation
- Individual Treatment Team Planning
- Behavior management program
- Activity therapy
- Family therapy
- Patient education groups
- Group therapy
- Substance abuse assessment and treatment: On an individual basis
- Assessment: Covering physical, psychological and social aspects
- Therapy: group, family, expressive, individual
- Activities: Educational, recreational, creative arts, team building, cooperative play
- Discharge planning for aftercare
- Treatment team: Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, registered nurses, mental health workers
- Reimbursement: Commercial insurance (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), Medicaid, private pay, TRICARE (Military)
- Admissions: On-call admission staff is available 24 hours/7 days a week