If outpatient treatments have failed, a teenager may require inpatient hospitalization. These teens may have received a diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder and may exhibit various behaviors that threaten to harm themselves or others.
At inpatient facilities, an interdisciplinary treatment plan is carried out by professionals such as physicians, nurses, teachers, licensed therapists and mental health associates. Programs may incorporate an accredited private school as well.
If your teenager is especially vigorous and energetic, a rigorous program with heavy physical demands may be suitable. A teen who is less physically strong may benefit from a gentler program.
Health insurance will reimburse only for programs offered by organizations that are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
Costs vary with hospital and insurance coverage
Programs and services vary
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