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Laurel Heights Hospital is a pediatric behavioral health facility in Atlanta, Georgia that serves children and adolescents who face complex psychiatric, behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders.
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Inpatient Treatment

Laurel Heights Hospital provides inpatient crisis stabilization for youth ages 6–17 who require intensive psychiatric care in a secure, nurturing environment.

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Residential Treatment

Our intensive residential programs provide treatment for children and adolescents ages 6–17 who face severe, complex psychiatric and behavioral difficulties.

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Our Campus

Our psychiatric hospital campus includes eight separate treatment units, a school, a gymnasium and multiple outdoor recreational areas appropriate to the physical, developmental and clinical needs of our patients.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment

Our Discovery Program provides specialized residential treatment for patients ages 6 and older with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as severe behavioral difficulties or psychiatric illnesses.

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TRICARE® coverage

We are proud to support military family members by accepting TRICARE® coverage for all of our residential programs.

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Laurel Heights Academy

Our Cognia-accredited educational program is located on campus, follows the Georgia Department of Education curriculum and also offers vocational resources for students.


Laurel Heights Hospital offers treatment programs for children with general psychiatric difficulties, and specialty mental health programs for children with co-occurring neurodevelopmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Treatment options for children include our Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Program (for boys and girls ages 6 and older), our Acute Residential Psychiatric Program (for boys ages 6 and older) and our Specialized Residential Treatment Program for patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (for boys and girls ages 6 and above).

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Laurel Heights Hospital offers adolescent treatment programs that are tailored to meet the needs of youth with mental health issues, emotional and mood disorders, behavioral problems, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders in a secure, therapeutic environment.

Adolescent treatment options include our Inpatient Acute Psychiatric Program (for boys and girls up to age 17), our Residential Psychiatric Program (for boys up to age 17 and girls ages 12–17), our Specialized Residential Treatment Program for patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (for boys and girls up to age 17), and our Long-term Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program for teenaged boys (12–17).

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Patients in our Residential Treatment Program are assigned to a themed residential unit based on their age, gender and treatment requirements. This ensures that our programming can be tailored to meet each patient’s specific developmental needs. Our Acute Residential Psychiatric Program serves children ages 6–12 and adolescents ages 13–17 with general psychiatric difficulties, behavioral difficulties and trauma.

We also offer several specialized residential treatment programs, like our Discovery program for youth ages 6 and up who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and struggle with severe behavioral or psychiatric difficulties. We also offer a long-term residential psychiatric treatment program for adolescent males.

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Youth in treatment at Laurel Heights Hospital participate in educational programming through Laurel Heights Academy, our full-service on-campus school. Laurel Heights Academy follows the Georgia Department of Education curriculum and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The curriculum includes reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and physical education/recreation therapy. During the academic year, school is in session for a full day. During the summer months, students receive a half-day or academic instruction followed by a half-day of group and recreation therapies.

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Patient Stories

Patient Satisfaction

4.35 / 5
I was treated with dignity and respect
4.42 / 5
I feel better now than when I was admitted
4.39 / 5
Overall I was very satisfied with my treatment

* Data based on patients surveyed between January-December 2023.

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Laurel Heights Hospital, 934 Briarcliff Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306, USAContact Us
Local Phone 404-888-5475Toll-Free Phone 800-634-5437