Adolescent Inpatient Care FAQs
Q. If my child is receiving inpatient care, can I visit them?
A. Yes, you may visit during designated visiting hours. Visiting with your child is an important part of her treatment .Children and adolescents on the inpatient unit may also have visits from caregivers, teachers, mentors, counselors, legal guardians and/or clergy. For more information, please call 464-5000.
Q. Can child/adolescent patients receive phone calls while in inpatient care?
A. Yes, patients may make and receive calls during designated phone times. Children and adolescents are limited to 10 minutes of phone time per day, which may be broken into two five minute calls.
Q. Can child/adolescent patients receive mail while in inpatient care?
A. Yes. Mail can be given to the patient anytime at the treatment team’s discretion. All mail must be from persons on the patient’s designated call list.
Q. What personal items can be brought for child/adolescent inpatient care?
A. Five changes of clothing, pajamas, personal care items that do not contain alcohol or aerosols and that are in non-breakable containers (comb, brush, hair dryer, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, deodorant, make-up, lotion, etc.). Stamps, envelopes and loose-leaf paper may also be brought. Items that are considered harmful or hazardous to the unit, staff, patients or visitors are not allowed. These include, but are not limited to weapons, cigarette lighters, drugs, drug paraphernalia, sharps, etc.