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Programs for Adolescents

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.

Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Programs

Our acute inpatient psychiatric treatment programs provide crisis stabilization for male and female teens up to age 17. Some of our adolescent inpatient psychiatric patients have been diagnosed with co-occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder or other neurodevelopmental disorders, and our highly trained staff is uniquely qualified to help youth who face these challenges. Our services include medication management, behavior analysis and family training sessions.

Residential Psychiatric Programs

Our residential Adolescent Programs at Laurel Heights Hospital provides longer-term psychiatric treatment for boys up to age 17, and girls ages 12–17. These programs are designed to help our adolescent patients learn to manage their psychiatric behavioral symptoms through effective medication management, group and family therapy. Participants in these programs attend Laurel Heights Academy.

Additionally, we offer TRICARE®-certified programming for all residential patients who face a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral difficulties.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment Program

The Discovery Program at Laurel Heights Hospital offers highly specialized residential treatment for adolescents up to age 17 with Autism Spectrum Disorder who have severe behavioral difficulties and psychiatric illnesses. Our primary treatment objective is to teach new skills and behaviors that allow our patients to meet their needs in positive ways, and to reduce severe behaviors such as aggression or self-injury.

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.