Who the Child and Adolescent Day Hospitals Serve
- Children and adolescents ages 10 - 17: we serve ages 10 - 17 at our Towson hospital, and ages 12 - 17 at the Baltimore/Washington Campus
- Diagnoses treated:
- Major depressive disorders
- Anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Oppositional defiant disorder
- Other mental health conditions
About the Program
Most people are referred to our day hospital after they have stabilized or completed an inpatient treatment program, or through a treating clinician who feels they need more treatment
Our Staff & Types of Treatment
Our experienced, interdisciplinary treatment teams can include psychiatrists or nurse practitioners, therapists, mental health specialists, occupational therapists, and nurses. Patients engage in six and a half hours of therapeutic programming each day; care at the day hospitals is offered in a group therapy model. We offer:
- Group treatment which can include modalities like:
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Supportive counseling
- Medication and symptom management as needed
- Treatment planning
- Aftercare planning and coordination
- Family meetings
We ensure that care does not stop when an individual is ready to leave the day hospital. While a patient is enrolled at the Child and Adolescent Day Hospital, our interdisciplinary team will create a comprehensive aftercare plan to ensure that the appropriate community-based appointments have been arranged.
How to Enroll
- Visit one of our Psychiatric Urgent Care walk-in clinics for a level of care assessment.
- If you are referred to the day hospital, a Day Hospitals Admissions Coordinator will contact you to share orientation information and schedule a start date.
- Depending on your insurance authorization requirements, you may need an assessment prior to admission. This assessment would be scheduled and performed by our program providers.