Adolescent Services

Emotional and behavioral problems affect even the youngest members of our community. Providing adolescents with the best possible emotional and behavioral care is critical to the development and growth in their young lives. The Inpatient Adolescent Unit of Memorial Epworth Hospital is a knowledgeable and compassionate resource for families to trust during difficult periods. Our facility offers programs for adolescents ages 13-18.

A thorough evaluation of every adolescent is performed upon admission, and the adolescent’s progress is updated on a daily basis. A treatment plan, specifically molded to address each adolescent’s emotional, behavioral, mental and physical needs, is developed with the assistance of family, school and other service providers. A dedicated group of adolescent psychiatrists and a treatment team consisting of nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, teachers, occupational
therapists, recreational therapists, and mental health technicians guides the adolescent’s treatment during his or her stay. Before an adolescent is discharged, a care plan providing informational and supportive services is developed to help the adolescent and family.

Services include:

  • 24-hour psychiatric care
  • Medication evaluation
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Behavior management support
  • Case management
  • Classroom instruction
  • Parent education