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Children’s Psychiatric Care

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

Find more information about visit the inpatient psychiatric services at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.

Children’s Day Hospital

Intensive Outpatient/Partial Hospital Programs (IOP/PHP)

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospital Program (PHP) offer specialized treatment for children, ages 5-11, experiencing significant mental health problems. Children in the program typically need comprehensive treatment services beyond once-per-week outpatient therapy. Treatment is provided for a range of mental health issues and symptoms such as depression and anxiety; anger management and impulse control problems; school behavior problems; trauma and loss. The program provides a structured, group treatment model that includes psychotherapy, milieu activities, and medication management. Family involvement is an important part of the treatment process.

Our goal is to provide prompt access for patients needing IOP or PHP level of care. The team is composed of psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, and milieu counselors. After an initial intake attended by the child and parent/guardian, with the primary clinician, an individualized treatment plan will be developed which includes the family’s input. In most cases, a child can begin the program within a day of intake. Patients are then evaluated by a psychiatrist during the first week of treatment.  Most children are in the program for 6 weeks, but this can vary based on the individual needs of the patient.

Program Hours

Intensive Outpatient Program: Mondays - Fridays 12:30 - 3:30 pm. Patients are scheduled to attend 3 - 5 days per week depending on therapy needs.

Partial Hospital Program: Mondays - Fridays 12:30 - 4:30 pm, 5 days per week.

Referrals can be made by calling 203-789-5965. Questions about the PHP/IOP programs can be directed to Rebecca Kaletsky, LCSW at 203-789-4038.