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Children & Adolescents Inpatient Services

Children & Adolescents Inpatient Services

Inpatient Mental Health Services for Children and Teens

For children and adolescents who do have mental health disorders, early intervention and treatment can help lessen the impact on their lives. Mental health disorders can interfere with regular activities and daily functions, such as relationships, schoolwork, sleeping and eating. With that said, it’s important to seek help for children and adolescents who are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Riveredge Hospital, located a few miles west of Chicago, Illinios, is here for you and your loved one with inpatient treatment for children and adolescents that puts their needs first. 

This unit provides around-the-clock care in a comfortable, nurturing environment for children, ages 3 through 12 and adolescents ages 13 through 17 to heal and grow. We serve those who are in acute crisis due to mental health conditions (such as anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders or other mental illnesses), emotional distress or destructive behavioral health patterns. 

Our team, along with patients and their families, determines an individualized treatment plan for your teen or child’s inpatient psychiatric care. All patients are offered individual, family and group therapy including expressive therapies like dance and movement, art, drama, play and Animal Assisted therapy. We believe in providing these services in a compassionate, trauma-informed manner.

Gender-specific programming for inpatient adolescent mental health disorder treatment allows for us to provide a more comfortable environment for your loved one. 

The inpatient care teams at our psychiatric hospital engage youth to address issues such as positive communication, depression, anger management, trauma, healthy boundaries and relationship development. Both children and adolescents are all encouraged to participate in recreational therapeutic activities.

For those interested in exploring if inpatient treatment is right for their child or teen, it’s recommended to request an assessment.

Education Services During Teen and Child Inpatient Treatment

Our child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric facility provides educational services for your loved one while they are in our mental health treatment program. 

The role of our Education Team is to maintain an active correspondence with a patient’s home school during their hospitalization. School-aged persons are provided 300 minutes of educational services per week. These services are provided by state-certified teachers. 

The Education program has a standards-based curriculum for levels Pre-K through 12th grade with requisite adaptations, modifications and accommodations for students with disabilities. With the guardian’s consent, information regarding staffing, academic progress and discharge plans will be shared with the home school. 

Upon discharge, the home school will be notified and provided information such as the school summary and attendance report, as well as a doctor signature indicating the student may return to school.

Continuum of Care

After a stay in inpatient, it is important to continue to work on growth. That’s why Riveredge Hospital also provides a Partial Hospitalization Program for both children and adolescents to allow individuals the opportunity to step down from inpatient care into an outpatient environment. 

We’re here for you.

Your child or teen’s mental health matters. So does getting treatment that puts their needs first. 

Riveredge Hospital provides teen inpatient and child inpatient services designed to meet your loved one where they are and provide much-needed health care in a comfortable, structured setting. 

Our facility is located in Forest Park, Illinois, and we provide mental health treatment for teens and children from Chicago and the surrounding communities, too.

We cannot provide diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, however, our professional staff is available anytime by calling 708-209-4181, or reach us online

If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.