We begin planning for discharge at admission. Our goal is to get your child back into the community as soon as possible. In order to discharge, children must no longer a danger to themselves or others, and they must be able to safely manage their behaviors in the community. We have a dedicated discharge coordinator on our treatment team. They are 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.
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.