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Child and Adolescent Hospitalization

Our hospital provides the most intensive level of care in a safe and therapeutic environment. We offer individual rooms in age-appropriate units for children and adolescents. An average hospital stay is 6-7 days, during which time a patient receives 24 hour nursing care and intensive clinical interventions from a multi-disciplinary treatment team.

Our Multi-disciplinary Treatment Team:

  • Board Certified Psychiatrists
  • Master's Level Licensed Clinicians
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Mental Health Associates
  • Activities Specialists
  • Other Brook Lane professionals as needed such as Psychologist, Chaplain, Dietitian, Art Therapist, and/or Addictions Counselor

Upon admission, individuals receive a thorough assessment of their psychiatric needs. An individualized treatment plan is developed for each patient which may include individual, group, family and pastoral counseling as well as medication management.

An integral part of the program is patient education. This focuses on understanding medication, wellness, feelings, self-esteem, social skills, anger management, assertiveness, and problem solving. Group and individual therapies reinforce the education themes.

Upon discharge, patients leave the hospital with a plan for continued care. This may involve arranging outpatient treatment and/or community services for patients and their families as needed.

To ensure the highest standards of quality care, Brook Lane's inpatient services are reviewed regularly by The Joint Commission to maintain accreditation.

Contacting Us

Assistance begins by contacting the Admissions Office. Information will be gathered to determine specific needs and to recommend treatment options. Brook Lane accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans. We can be reached by calling 301-733-0330 or 800-342-2992.

Admission Criteria

Children and adolescents appropriate for the inpatient program include those who may meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • in need of crisis stabilization
  • exhibiting depressive symptoms and/or unrealistic thinking leading to dangerous or impulsive behaviors which place the person at risk for injury, neglect, self-harm, or victimization
  • experiencing active suicidal or homicidal thinking, posing an imminent danger to themselves or others
  • in need of emergency medication intervention for stabilization
  • having severe difficulty functioning in daily life
  • in need of monitoring 24 hours a day in a safe environment





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