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Inpatient Services

Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services

Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital’s child and adolescent inpatient program provides age-specific acute psychiatric services in a structured, secure and nurturing environment to children ages 4 to 12 and adolescents ages 13 to 17. With confidentiality and sensitivity, our inpatient program allows patients to begin treatment in an intensive and secure therapeutic environment where they are cared for 24 hours a day by our team of compassionate and highly trained professionals.

The program focus is on crisis intervention, enabling a shorter length of stay.
Treatment includes medication management; individual, group and family therapy; classes in coping skills; and a wide variety of therapeutic activities, such as expressive therapy, art and music therapy, recreational therapy and yoga therapy.

Our clinical staff utilizes evidence-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and integrates case management services with family, school and agency support systems. Our goal is to stabilize acute symptoms as quickly as possible so the child may continue treatment in a less restrictive outpatient environment.

We’re Here To Help

Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital can help provide intervention, identify the appropriate level of care, conduct free assessments and make referrals when necessary. Assessments are available 24 hours every day. To arrange a confidential assessment at no cost, call 850-763-0017 and ask to speak with an assessment and referral counselor.