Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
UnityPoint Health – Meriter offers community-based inpatient and intensive outpatient services for children and adolescents in the region. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) cares for children, ages 6-18, with severe mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and self-harming behaviors. Our recently expanded facility focuses on overall health, nutrition and well-being.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Expansion:
Our expanded 30-bed inpatient facility serves young patients who are in crisis. There are private patient rooms, a classroom so kids don't fall behind in their school work, a gym and outdoor recreational spaces, a yoga studio, and calming, sensory rooms to create healing environment.
Intensive Outpatient Services (IOS)
The new IOS program offers treatment for children and adolescents who are struggling with a mental health diagnosis but do not require inpatient hospitalization. IOS allows participants and their families to gain important skills and tools to identify their challenges and ways to improve overall wellness. The program runs up to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week and can accommodate up to 24 kids a day.
Your gift to Child & Adolescent Psychiatry will support ongoing development of wellness programs, outpatient services and parent education.