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