Philadelphia’s Leading Child & Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Programs

We designed the child and adolescent inpatient programs at Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital for those who are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate stabilization of their symptoms. We offer several inpatient programs at our facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for young people ages 5-17 who are seeking treatment for various mental health challenges.

Child & Adolescent Inpatient Programs Overview

Discover the child and adolescent inpatient programs offered at Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital in Philadelphia, PA

At Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we understand that children and adolescents benefit from specialized care to support their success in the mental health treatment process. Our compassionate team of professionals is trained to help young people who are struggling with a wide range of mental health challenges.

We offer several different inpatient programs for children and adolescents to provide you and your family with the most comprehensive care:

  • Magnolia Program – The Magnolia Program is an acute inpatient level of care that serves adolescents of all genders, ages 13-17, who are experiencing severe mental health concerns. This program also provides care for adolescents who may be experiencing symptoms of psychosis.
  • Lotus Program – The Lotus Program is an acute inpatient level of care that provides a trauma-focused approach to therapy for adolescents of all genders, ages 13-17, who are struggling with clinical symptoms that directly correlate to their history of trauma.
  • Reflections Program – The Reflections Program is an acute inpatient level of care that serves adolescents of all genders, ages 13-17, who are suffering from depressive and mood disorders.
  • Willow Program – The Willow Program is an acute inpatient level of care that provides crisis intervention and clinical stabilization of acute psychiatric symptoms for children ages 5-12. The Little Sprouts track is geared specifically toward children ages 5-8, while the Sprouts track is designed for children ages 9-12.

When you bring your child to Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital for treatment, our caring and compassionate staff will work closely with you to create an individualized treatment plan that is based on your child’s unique strengths, challenges, needs, and goals. We determine program placement based on a clinical assessment that includes age, identified gender, symptoms, developmental functioning level, and the physical structure of the child.

The average length of stay for an acute inpatient treatment program is seven to 10 days. Your child’s treatment team will include the following supports: a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, registered nurses, behavioral health associates (BHAs), case managers/social workers, clinical and education services (therapists and teachers), and a pediatrician.

Interventions that your child may receive include psychiatric assessments, daily milieu and group therapies, weekly family meetings, individual consults as indicated, and basic medical care from our CHOP pediatrician.

Magnolia Program

General psychiatric adolescent inpatient programming at Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital in Philadelphia, PA

The Magnolia Program is an acute inpatient level of care that serves adolescents of all genders, ages 13-17, who are experiencing severe symptoms of a mental health disorder, including psychosis.

We treat the following adolescent psychiatric diagnoses through the Magnolia Program:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Intellectual developmental disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Intermittent explosive disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)
  • Substance use disorders

Lotus Program

Trauma-focused adolescent inpatient programming at Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital in Philadelphia, PA

The Lotus Program at Belmont is an acute inpatient level of care that serves adolescents of all genders, ages 13-17, who are experiencing clinical symptoms correlated to endured traumatic experiences. Our expert staff will work with your child to help them identify grounding techniques, soothing strategies, and coping skills that will support their recovery process.

We treat the following adolescent psychiatric diagnoses through the Lotus Program:

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Conduct disorder
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)
  • Depressive and mood disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety disorders

Reflections Program

Adolescent inpatient programming for mood disorders at Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital in Philadelphia, PA

The Reflections Program at Belmont is an acute inpatient level of care that serves adolescents of all genders, ages 13-17, who are experiencing clinical symptoms correlated to the mood disorder they are living with. Our expert staff will work with your child to help them identify grounding techniques, soothing strategies, and distress tolerance, mindfulness, and coping skills that will support their recovery process.

We treat the following adolescent psychiatric diagnoses through the Reflections Program:

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Narcissistic personality disorder

Willow Program

Get more information about child inpatient programming at Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital in Philadelphia, PA

The Willow Program at Belmont is an acute inpatient level of care that serves children of all genders, ages 5-12, who are experiencing clinical symptoms that are impacting their ability to be successful in their home and community environments. Our caring and compassionate staff understands that children have unique needs when it comes to their mental health recovery process. When you seek treatment for your child with us, you can rest assured that they will be in a safe, child-friendly environment.

We treat the following adolescent psychiatric diagnoses through the Willow Program:

  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Intermittent explosive disorder
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depressive and mood disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Intellectual developmental disorder

We separate our Willow Program into two categories to ensure that your child’s treatment is developmentally appropriate for their individual needs.

Little Sprouts Program – The Little Sprouts Program supports young children, typically ages 5-8, through their recovery process by utilizing early-elementary-based programming.

Sprouts Program – The Sprouts Program supports children, typically ages 9-12, through their recovery process utilizing middle-school-based programming.

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Learn more about the child and adolescent inpatient programs offered at Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital in Philadelphia, PA

If you have any questions about how your family might benefit from the child and adolescent inpatient programs at Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital, please contact us today. A member of our team can answer any questions you might have about how we can help your family start to heal from the mental health challenges that have been disrupting your lives.