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UnityPoint Health - Meriter plans to expand its Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Hospital. The project will double the footprint of the existing space in southwest Madison, adding more patient rooms, new indoor and outdoor therapy spaces, upgrading existing facilities and introducing much needed intensive day treatment programs that are presently unavailable in our community... Read the press release.

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NBC15 explores the need for child and teen mental health resources in our community.  The news story features former patient Ken Adams and Dr. Katie Schmitt and provides an in-depth look at the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry waitlist and the growing need for psychiatric care.  
 

Groundbreaking Celebration 

On November 5, UnityPoint Health - Meriter officially broke ground on its Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Expansion project. We hope to help twice as many kids by 2020.

Feature Stories

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry provides the tools and skills to help kids struggling with mental health challenges.  Olivia and her mom shared their story with the Wisconsin State Journal. Read the full story


Watch Ken's Story 

Ken was a patient at UnityPoint Health - Meriter's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) when he was struggling with anxiety, depression and suicide attempts. Please take a few minutes to listen to his story and hear how CAP saved his life. Meriter is expanding its facility to care for more kids, like Ken.

See How You Can Help

With your support, we hope to:

  • Care for more kids and reduce the wait list 
  • Add 10 new inpatient beds and upgrade existing facility, which will increase admissions by 83%
  • Add outpatient services not readily available in the region 
  • Keep families together by reducing the need to travel long distances 

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