The Acute (short-term) inpatient program offers the most intensive level of service in the MFH Continuum of Care. The program provides crisis stabilization for children and adolescents ages 3-17 who are an immediate danger to themselves or someone else. The goal is for patients to transition to less intensive levels of care.
The Acute program offers routine interventions by a psychiatrist and intensive coordinated treatment by a team of mental health professionals including psychiatrists, therapists and 24-hour skilled nursing care.
The program also provides
- Compassionate care for depression, emotional difficulties and behavioral needs
- Intensive individual, family and group therapy
- Skill-building activities
- A staff of Board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, therapists, case managers, nurses, teachers and behavioral instructors
- Aftercare and follow-up through counseling services, therapeutic day treatment and school-based counseling services