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About Laurel Heights Hospital

Laurel Heights Hospital is a private child and adolescent behavioral health facility located in Atlanta, Georgia. Laurel Heights Hospital’s residential programs are accredited by The Joint Commission.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality psychiatric and behavioral care to meet the needs of the children and families we serve. Our treatment programs are tailored to children and adolescents with complex psychiatric and behavioral problems. The facility offers several residential treatment units separated by age and gender, a separate residential program for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and a specialty acute inpatient unit for children in psychiatric crisis with co-occurring neurodevelopmental disabilities. We also offer general psychiatric acute care for children ages 6 – 17.

Our staff of behavioral health specialists includes board certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, licensed nurse practitioners, licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, clinicians, behavior analysts, certified recreation therapists, educators and allied health professionals who assess the needs of each child to develop an individualized treatment plan. Laurel Heights also offers a wide range of activities geared to develop self-awareness, creativity, self-management, volunteerism and leisure life skills.

Welcome from Our CEO

Dear Parents,

Patrick McDaniel, CEO

Having the brightest and most compassionate child and adolescent psychiatrists at Laurel Heights Hospital to lead treatment teams is a benefit that I don’t take for granted. Our entire staff of therapists, nurses, mental health technicians and school personnel have a heart for children and they amaze me every day.

As a father, I can imagine how helpless you, as a parent, would feel if your child was experiencing severe emotional or behavioral symptoms such as self-injurious behavior, depression or causing harm by lashing out at others. As a mental health provider, I can assure parents that my team utilizes best practices to help keep your children safe while in Laurel Heights Hospital’s care.

As you know, your active involvement is paramount to ensuring you have the most up to date information regarding your child’s treatment. We can provide you with the tools to help your child manage his or her symptoms when returning home.

My hope is to improve the lives of the children and families we serve and we will do our best work to make a positive impact on your child’s well-being.

Patrick McDaniel
CEO, Laurel Heights Hospital

We’re Here to Help

Laurel Heights Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for your child. Call 404-888-5475 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.