Outpatient Psychiatric Program: Children & Adolescents

Outpatient treatment is a less restrictive level of care. It allows children or adolescents to receive treatment for mental health issues while allowing them to maintain their commitments to family and school. Those in recovery who have completed an inpatient program often continue treatment on an outpatient basis.

Outpatient Psychiatric Program: Children & Adolescents

Who this Program Treats

The Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatric Program is designed for children and adolescents ages 5 -21 (if still in school) that may have completed an inpatient program but would like to continue treatment through outpatient services.

Services this Program Offers

Our outpatient program provides a broad range of consultation, evaluation and treatment interventions for emotional, psychological or cognitive problems. Children and adolescents receive mental health treatment in a structured outpatient setting. Treatment can range from one to three hours per week. Each child or adolescent is provided with an initial assessment and an individualized treatment plan.

Therapies offered include:

  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Medication management
  • Anger management
  • Social skills training
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Parent education groups

Getting Started

The Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute offers two convenient locations for child/adolescent outpatient services – Third Street Clinic in Harrisburg and the Northeast Drive Clinic in Hershey.

For information about the Child/Adolescent Outpatient Program, please call the Admissions Department at (717) 782-6493 or (866) 746-2429 any time of the day or night.

How to Enter a Mental Health Treatment Program

Doctors and health care professionals

To make a referral for a patient who is medically cleared and needs inpatient mental health treatment, please contact the Admissions Department at (717) 782-6493 or (866) 746-2496.

Patients, family members and friends

If anyone other than a doctor is making a referral to one of our treatment programs, please know that a patient must be willing to sign in for voluntary treatment.  To begin the process, contact the Admissions Department at (717) 782-6493 or 866-746-2496.

Be advised that we do not admit walk-in patients at our psychiatric hospital or clinics.