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Admissions and Visiting Hours

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Your child may be admitted voluntarily requiring parent and child consent or involuntarily at the request of a healthcare professional or law enforcement officer (Baker Act). If admitted involuntarily the admission evaluation can take up to 72 hours by law. During this time you may be asked to sign voluntary admission forms.

On admission you will meet the assigned nurse and behavioral health technician who will provide you with in-patient information, including guidelines and policies for the unit. You will be asked to provide information regarding your child and sign consent forms. A family therapy session will also be scheduled on admission.

Within 24 hours of admission the attending psychiatrist, psychiatric fellow/resident, nurse practitioner, and a therapist will evaluate your child and contact you.

Visitation Hours

Monday through Friday: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

If you have special needs due to your work schedule, please inform your case coordinator or charge nurse so we may best accommodate your request. Visitors are limited to two at a time. Visiting minors need to be escorted by an adult while on the unit. All visits are supervised by staff members.
 
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