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Child and Adolescent Behavioral Care Programs

When a child or adolescent is struggling with a behavioral health issue, life can feel chaotic not only for the child but for the entire family. Behavioral health issues can affect children differently than adults. Their symptoms and behavior can severely impact family life. We have been offering help and hope for our young patients and their families for decades through inpatient and outpatient treatment.

Children and adolescents may be experiencing a behavioral health illness such as:

  • Adjustment difficulties or life changes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Other psychiatric disorders

Our goal is to stabilize the situation and return the young patient to emotional well-being. Several levels of care are offered to meet these needs. All services are offered on the Palmetto Health Baptist campus.

Inpatient Treatment

The inpatient treatment program provides 24-hour medically supervised treatment in a therapeutic environment for children 5–18 who have reached crisis stages. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the treatment team works with each patient and family to identify problems and develop a treatment plan. Some of the treatment components include:

  • Family Conferences
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Play Therapy
  • Academic Services
  • Medication Management
  • Psycho-educational Groups
  • Coping Skills
  • Music Therapy
  • Recreation Therapy 

    During the school year, our licensed teachers provide educational assistance two hours per day. Patients work on assignments obtained from their own school in order to minimize the impact of their hospitalization on their academic progress.

Partial Hospitalization Program

The Child & Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program follow a Monday–Friday daytime schedule, combining the intensity and structure of an inpatient hospital setting with the flexibility of returning home in the evenings and on weekends. Patients are seen by the psychiatrist daily and participate in the same groups and activities provided for those who are inpatient.


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