Emergency Care & Hospitalization – Child & Youth
When a child or young adult is admitted to a hospital, the stay is usually for a few days to 2 weeks. More thorough assessment and diagnosis will be done once the patient is admitted. Youth hospitalization is for stabilization only and not for ongoing treatment. When discharged, the patient is referred to outpatient services. This reality may be very frustrating and concerning to parents or guardians for many reasons, for example when medication has not yet taken its full effect. Family members or caregivers may advocate against discharge if they believe a person is not well enough.
Youth Hospitalization Resources
Inpatient crisis stabilization and treatment for children and adolescents 5-17 years of age who are experiencing emotional and behavioral disorders. Dual diagnosis treatment provided for adolescents 12 and up. Call admissions for information. No emergency room.
16 bed unit for adolescents 12-17 years old. Access is through CPEP, the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program.
WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center
1010 East and West Rd., West Seneca, NY 14224
Provides inpatient treatment services and outpatient services to seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, partnering with their families. Includes Day Treatment, Clinic Treatment, Intensive Case Management and Mobile Mental Health Consultation Services. Appropriate educational services are provided in accordance with State Education Department regulations. The center sponsors family support services and parent effectiveness training. No Emergency Room.