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Inpatient Admission

Medical clearance is required for admission to the Children’s Hospital Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Center. This may be done through either Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department or the nearest available emergency department. After an initial intake assessment and medical clearance, the medical director of the unit will make the final decision for admission.

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Pediatric Behavioral Health Services in New Orleans

The unit accepts admission inquiries from any one of the following:

  • The child’s family
  • Psychiatrists
  • Primary care physicians
  • Mental health providers
  • School counselors
  • Case managers
  • Probation officers throughout the region

Referring a Patient

When referring a patient to Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department, please call our transfer center at 504.896.6673 to provide supporting clinical information for admission.

Schedule an appointment with our team of adolescent mental health experts today and let us help you get your children back to what they do best: being kids.