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Adolescent Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment for adolescents at The Pavilion Behavioral Health System provides a supportive, stable therapeutic environment for teens ages 12 –17 who require immediate psychiatric stabilization and evaluation, dual diagnosis treatment or addiction treatment services. The average length of stay in inpatient hospitalization is 10 –14 days, depending on the patient’s behaviors and symptoms, and treatment is individualized to meet each patient’s specific needs. Our acute care addresses symptoms such as depression, anxiety, stress or trauma, and we work to admit adolescents in crisis as quickly as possible to get them the care they need.

In addition to daily one-on-one meetings with a psychiatrist and 24/7 access to our nursing staff and mental health technicians, group treatment therapy is a core component of our youth services. Each patient is also assigned a case manager who will work with them on a regular basis, conduct family meetings and act as the liaison between the psychiatrist and the patient’s family. The case manager will be the main point of contact for parents or guardians and will reach out after admission to gather information and schedule weekly meetings. If parents or guardians need to speak with the doctor directly, they can notify the nurse or their case manager.

Parents or guardians have the right to request discharge at any time, but the psychiatrist and treatment team may require up to five business days to determine whether discharge is a safe option for the child.


The Pavilion provides an on-site teacher during inpatient treatment, Monday through Friday, to help meet patients’ educational needs. It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to speak to their child’s school about makeup work and to bring any books from school to the hospital.

Program Components:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and comprehensive assessment
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychological testing
  • Medication management and education
  • Discharge planning and aftercare coordination
  • Patient education and training
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Addiction treatment services

Treatment Team Members:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Internal medicine physicians
  • Nurses
  • Mental health technicians
  • Social workers/case managers
  • Recreational therapists
  • Teachers

We’re Here to Help

The Pavilion Behavioral Health System’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for you or a loved one. Call 800-373-1700 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.