Do you know of any short stay Children's Units?

  1. Hi as part of a program review I am trying to locate other hospital based children's inpatient psych/mental/emotional/behavioural health units. I am looking for units that are crisis stabilization and assessment focused and have average length of stays of less than 30 days. I am looking for units that cater specifically to the 12 and under population (rather than children mixed in with the adolescents). Some places have all ages on the same unit but have different daily streams/programming for the children which would be fine as well. if you know of a hospital that has a unit that would meet this criteria could you please post the name of the hospital and the city it's in.
    Thanks in advance
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  3. by   berniemcr
    I work at St Clares Hospital in Boonton Twsp, NJ. We have a short term crisis intervention unit--average stay is 7 days. That does not take into account the kids you have to stay for weeks, usually due to problems with placement afterwards. The unit is for children (5-12) and adolescents 13-18. They are separated for groups that are age appropriate for each but follow the same format.

    Hope this helps
  4. by   MALE*RN*777
    Look at Brook Lane in Hagerstown MD..
  5. by   MegNeoNurse
    Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, NE
  6. by   acabj5
    Look into Doernbecher or Emmanuel in Portland Oregon.:spin:
  7. by   Trish1974
    Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, VT has both a children's (4-12) and adolescent unit (13-18) (separate units).
  8. by   RNfinally!
    Phoenix Childrens has an inpatient biobehavioral unit. The average stay is 7-10 days, ages 12 and under.
  9. by   Piper12
    Two Rivers Psych Hospital in Kansas City Missouri
  10. by   MentalRN74
    Bridgeway Hospital in North Little Rock, AR
  11. by   Katnip
    Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health, Rockville, MD has an acute children's unit.