Child Adolescent Behavioral Health

Outpatient Behavioral Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents
Penn Highlands DuBois Behavioral Health Center, located on the PH DuBois East Campus along Maple Avenue, provides adolescents and children with a variety of outpatient counseling, therapies and assessments for mild to severe behavioral health conditions. We offer psychiatric evaluation, medication management, psychological assessment and individual and family psychotherapy. Our team at Penn Highlands Healthcare consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, physician assistants, licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors at locations throughout the region.

Inpatient Behavioral Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents
Penn Highlands Healthcare provides inpatient behavioral health services for young people, ages 5-18. Our team in the unit, located on the PH DuBois East Campus, offers personalized care to children and adolescents who are exhibiting behavioral health problems that impair their ability to function in the home and/or school environment. The unit operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and has 11 private and semi-private rooms, a classroom, dining room, recreational lounge and therapy offices. It is access-controlled for patient safety.

Patients are seen daily by a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and members of our multidisciplinary treatment team. The clinical program is based upon thorough diagnostic evaluation including psychiatric, physical, social and psychological assessments.

Classroom instruction with a certified special education teacher enables patients to keep up with their studies while hospitalized. Recreational activities are also integrated into the program on a daily basis.

Referrals to the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit

Direct referrals to the Child and Adolescent Unit can be made by schools, community mental health agencies, children and youth agencies, physicians and other professionals in the community. Parents can take their child to the Penn Highlands DuBois Emergency Department for an assessment with a trained mental health worker for inpatient placement or outpatient services referral.

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours for the Behavioral Health Unit are on Saturdays and Sundays between 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM.

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Conditions We Treat

Adjustment Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Developmental Problems
Dual Diagnosis
Eating Disorders
Major Depressive Disorder
Mood Disorders

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