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Keeping our children happy
and healthy

As a parent, you work hard to nurture and care for your child so that he or she can live a happy and healthy life. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, your child’s occasional inattention, fear, anxiety and other emotional issues, which are a normal part of growing up, can become serious behavioral health problems. Our behavioral health specialists can help.

Novant Health offers a wide range of behavioral health services to help children, adolescents, and their families address these emotional challenges. Our team of experts can help you identify the causes of the behavioral issues and provide solutions to help your child and your family get back to enjoying life.


Below are a few examples of the behavioral health services we offer. To learn more, contact the Novant Health location nearest you.

Inpatient treatment services - Some of our locations offer a short-term, recovery-oriented inpatient treatment program for children ages 7 to 17. The program is designed to quickly identify your child's key issues and partner with your family to identify treatment strategies.  Our child/adolescent inpatient team offers a structured program that includes insight-oriented group therapy, educational groups, coping skills training, recreational therapy, and medication (when appropriate and approved by a parent or guardian). Services are provided under the supervision of experienced child and adolescent psychiatrists in a safe, child-friendly environment.

On-site school - We also offer a private, fully-licensed school at our Charlotte location. This on-site school enables children in our inpatient and partial-hospitalization programs to continue their studies while receiving treatment at the hospital. The program helps patients remain current with their studies and coordinates closely with their home school.

Partial hospitalization - This program offers structured care in a stable, safe environment. The young people in the program can work on managing a range of mental health conditions and destructive or compromising behaviors. Experienced psychiatrists and licensed therapists develop treatment plans to help with participants’ individual needs. Children ages 13 to 17 can visit one of our locations during the day and return home for evenings and weekends.

Partial hospitalization is available in two locations: Charlotte and Huntersville. The program can serve as a transition for a child leaving after treatment at an inpatient facility.Our partial hospitalization staff includes therapists and other professionals who can help your child manage mental health conditions, problems with behavior, as well as substance abuse.

This program offers structured care in a stable, safe environment, which helps patients work on their ability to deal with problems. Psychiatrists develop treatment plans to meet a patient's individual needs.

 Charlotte

When you enroll your teenager in the adolescent outpatient program in Charlotte, you can expect care that will help your child manage depression, anxiety, a mood disorder or other mental and behavioral health challenges.

Over the course of the program, your adolescent will be able to participate in individual, group and family therapy sessions. We also have a full-time educator who can help your teenager keep up with schoolwork. Our psychiatrist will review medications and provide consultations on current treatment alternatives and proper dosages.

This program is located near the Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center campus. The address is 1900 Randolph Road, Suite 402.

Call (704) 384-1370 to make an appointment, or visit the Presbyterian Medical Center website to learn more.

 Huntersville

If your child is dealing with a mental health condition and a substance abuse problem, our adolescent partial hospitalization program in Huntersville can offer needed support. Our team is prepared to help address your teenager’s symptoms of depression, anxiety or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as addictions to alcohol, marijuana or opioids.

Over the course of this two- to three-week program, your child can participate in group, individual and family therapy sessions.  The focus in those sessions can include techniques such as cognitive therapy to help improve self-image and decision making. Dialectical behavioral therapy, or DBT, also can provide skills for identifying and changing negative behavior and emotions. 

Our staff includes an educator, psychiatrist, recreational therapist, registered nurse and therapists/licensed clinical addictions specialists, so your child

This program takes place at 13815 Professional Center Drive, Suite 200, in Huntersville.

Call 704-384-7001 to make an appointment, or visit the Presbyterian Medical Center website to learn more.