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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 age 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 - Partial hospitalization is for children and adolescents who need a less intensive level of care than our inpatient programs. It is available at some locations and enables patients to receive care during the weekday and return home for nights and weekends to practice some of the skills they have learned. Partial hospitalization can also serve as a transition from inpatient to outpatient care and provides an alternative to inpatient care for individuals who meet specific criteria.

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.

Our partial hospitalization staff also includes therapists and other professionals who specialize in working with individuals requiring less-intensive behavioral health services than those offered in our inpatient program.