Child Inpatient Unit

The Child Unit at Sheppard Pratt’s Towson hospital is a safe and secure 16-bed inpatient unit specially designed for males ages four through 11 and females ages four through 12.

The Child Unit is a crisis stabilization unit; children generally come here when they are struggling or experiencing a crisis at home, in the community, or at school, and are a danger to themselves or others. We treat children with a variety of behavioral challenges and diagnoses on our unit; many have a mood disorder such as disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, or externalizing disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder. 

Learn more about the Child Unit.