Admissions

Parents and caregivers of children and adolescents who could benefit from the care offered by Southwood Psychiatric Hospital can contact our admissions staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to inquire about the services that are provided. Should it become realized that a youth is requiring the type of treatment featured at Southwood, face-to-face mental health assessments can be completed with one of our Master’s level clinicians or nurses every day of the week as well.

Acute inpatient care: Individuals admitted into this program must be between the age of 4 and 18 years old and suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition or conditions. Additionally, these services are most appropriate for those displaying concerns that make them a potential risk for harm to themselves or others.

Once an evaluation with our staff is complete, all necessary patient information is reviewed by one of our child psychiatrists and a recommendation for treatment is made. Depending on the youth’s needs, a child or adolescent can be admitted into Southwood’s acute inpatient program or one of our psychiatric residential treatment programs. The following criteria needs to be met in order for a young person to be admitted into one of these programs:

CHOICES PRTF: Southwood includes residential care for males between the ages of 10 and 21 who are grappling with symptoms synonymous with a mental illness and sexually maladaptive behaviors. Youth in this program must be admitted by the time they are 18 and can continue to receive care until they are 21 years old.

IDD/ASD Program: Males between the ages of 6 and 21 can access the services available in the IDD/ASD program if they are struggling with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, or other cognitive concerns that require more intensive care and supervision during the course of treatment.

Additionally, children and adolescents most appropriate for the CHOICES and IDD/ASD programs also present with the following concerns:

  • Impulse control concerns
  • Aggression
  • Psychomotor retardation or excitation
  • Affective or functional impairments
  • Psychosocial impairment
  • Significant thought or cognitive impairments

Lastly, Southwood includes Family Based Mental Health Services for at-risk youth, of which can be accessed via a referral from professionals in the counties of Beaver, Washington, Fayette, and Green.

Whatever your child’s mental health treatment needs may be, let Southwood Psychiatric Hospital be your provider of choice.

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