We begin planning for discharge at the beginning of each adolescent’s stay. Our goal is to get your child back into the community as possible and once they are no longer a danger to themselves or others. Your child's social worker is responsible for building a comprehensive, individualized discharge plan to ensure your child’s mental health needs are met once they are out of the hospital.
Often, discharge plans may include your child attending the Child and Adolescent Day Hospital at one of Sheppard Pratt's hospital campuses.
For others, we may arrange appointments with a trusted outpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist or therapist who works with your insurance and/or medical assistance. For those who have a current outpatient treatment team, we will work directly with your provider to arrange for a smooth transition back to outpatient care.