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Mental Health (Psychiatry)

The Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service (CPIS) combines the unique resources of Yale New Haven Children's Hospital with the world-renowned faculty of Yale School of Medicine departments of child psychiatry (Yale Child Study Center) and pediatrics.

CPIS is made up of two components: an inpatient hospital and a partial hospitalization program.

Inpatient Hospital

The Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service 16-bed inpatient hospital is for children with neuropsychiatric, developmental and behavioral problems. It provides comprehensive psychiatric, psychosocial and educational evaluation and short-term treatment for children ages 4 to 14. CPIS's highly trained staff encourage parents to join the multidisciplinary treatment team to help better understand their child, initiate active treatment and develop an effective, comprehensive discharge plan. CPIS is the only facility in Connecticut with a state-accredited special education school, which runs Monday through Friday, for all inpatient school-age children.

CPIS recreational therapists

Another remarkable feature of the Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service is its team of recreational therapists. This group of highly trained professionals develops creative and instructive ways for patients to play - or learn to play - so their transition back to their families and to school is a smooth and successful one.

Yale Child Study Center

Yale Child Study Center brings together multiple disciplines to further the understanding of the problems of children and families. Among the many disciplines are child psychiatry, pediatrics, genetics, neurobiology, epidemiology, psychology, nursing, social work and social policy. The mission of the Center is to understand child development, social, behavioral, and emotional adjustment, and psychiatric disorders and to help children and families in need of care.

Learn more about Yale Child Study Center  

Children's Day Hospital 

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers specialized treatment for children ages 5-12 experiencing significant mental health issues. Treatment is provided for a range of mental health issues and symptoms such as depression, anxiety, self-destructive patterns, intrusive thoughts, interpersonal relationships, trauma, loss, gender identity, emotional/ behavioral dysregulation and school avoidance. Groups are developed based on age, presenting problem and treatment focus. The program is provided by Yale Child Study Center in association with Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. Learn more about the Intensive Outpatient Program.