Many children, adolescents and teenagers struggle with behavioral health or psychological issues and require specialized treatment. The child and adolescent behavioral health and psychiatry experts at UK HealthCare partner with parents, referring physicians and other referral sources to provide children and adolescents with comprehensive mental health assessments, behavioral services and advanced treatment options.
Our pediatric behavioral health experts specialize in evaluating and treating children’s mental health with pharmacotherapy and behavioral treatment options. Our expert providers will work with each individual patient and family to provide personalized care.
Our providers are expert in providing mental health services for several conditions, including:
- Academic concerns
- Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Behavioral issues related to bullying
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Eating disorders
- Gender identity concerns
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Self-harm/suicidal thoughts
- Sleep problems
- Substance use
Our children’s behavioral health and services facilities include UK Adolescent Behavioral Health, a 10-bed inpatient program housed at UK Good Samaritan Hospital, which offers children’s behavioral health and services for patients between the ages of 11 and 17. The team consists of psychiatrists, licensed social workers, psychologists, registered nurses, chaplains and recreational therapists, and they work with several other staff to provide treatment options at our adolescent behavioral health clinic, ranging from art and music therapies to family sessions and spiritual guidance. We even offer pet therapy every Friday afternoon, where a volunteer pet therapist brings dogs to visit with our patients.
Our child and adolescent psychiatry and behavioral health programs offer an array of specialized pediatric programs, including the Child Diagnostic Clinical Service, Eating Disorders Clinical Service, and Functional Family Therapy. In addition to your inpatient behavioral health program, we offer several convenient locations for outpatient services. Our inpatient unit is the only facility in the Bluegrass region that has patient safety companions on the unit at all times.
Additionally, the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital has consistently been ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the Bluegrass Region by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings. We are honored to receive recognition in numerous clinical and support services as we continue to expand our efforts to meet our community’s needs.