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Inpatient Child Psychiatry

  • Personal attention to the needs of every child
  • Family involvement in all phases of treatment
  • BOCES classrooms on site
  • Expert team of mental health professionals
  • Safe and secure environment in a University-based Medical Center

12 North is a 10-bed inpatient psychiatric service for children ages eight through fourteen. The unit is staffed by a team of mental health professionals and special education teachers who take a personal interest in each child.

Our goal is to help our patients be more successful in school and with friends.

We evaluate and treat

  • children on complicated psychiatric medication regimens but do not seem to be getting better
  • children who are so anxious that they are not getting out of the house and going to school
  • children who may have medical problems complicating their psychiatric condition or who may have psychiatric problems complicating their psychiatric conditions
  • children whose behavior is so strange that it is causing the child to be nonfunctional
  • children who are exteremely depressed and are not nable to be kept safe at home
  • children on the autism spectrum

Every child receives a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary evaluation by our team of child psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and special education teachers.

Our unique program addresses medical, psychiatric, psychological, psycho-educational, and family issues.

Patients may be admitted through the hospital's Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, through the children's outpatient clinic, by transfer from other units of University Hospital, by transfer from another psychiatric facility, or they may be admitted directly by one of the attending faculty.

12N Award

Based on unit-level performance during 2023, 12 North (Inpatient Child Behavioral Health) was the highest scoring unit for the quarter and received the Patient Experience Top Performer Award! This award is given to the unit who achieved the highest Overall Rating score on Press Ganey patient and parent surveys. Not only did Child Behavioral Health achieve a top box score of 93.6%, the highest across the hospital, but this also placed 12 North in the 98th percentile nationwide.



For additional information about admission to 12 North or other questions about our child inpatient service

Call us at (631) 444-1251

If this is a psychiatric emergency call our 24-hour psychiatric emergency room at (631) 444-6050.

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