Inpatient Programs

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Our Inpatient Programs at Riveredge Hospital provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for children, adolescents and adults. We serve those who are in acute crisis due to mental illness, emotional distress, destructive behavior patterns and co-occurring substance abuse. Our team of experts, along with patients and their families, determine an individualized treatment plan. All patients are offered individual, family and group therapy including Expressive (Dance/Movement, Art, Drama) and Animal Assisted. We believe in providing these services in a trauma informed manner.

Children and Adolescents


Children (ages 3-12)

  • Child-focused therapeutic activities
  • Enhanced family engagement through family sessions and open visitation
  • Sand Tray and Play Therapies offered

Adolescents (ages 13-17)

  • Adolescent units are separated by gender
  • Engages youth to address issues such as positive communication, depression, anger management, trauma, healthy boundaries, relationship development
  • Parent education provided


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Our Inpatient Adult Services assists adults, 18 years and older, who are experiencing psychiatric or emotional problems. The goal of treatment is to reduce and manage symptoms while providing education regarding their individual illness and recovery. Evidence based treatment modules are utilized to enhance overall treatment outcomes including Illness Management Recovery. Specialized adult programming includes: