Our caring staff works closely you, your child and the entire care team to get through a crisis and devise a plan for treatment and follow-up care.

Experience the Blessing Difference: Child and Adolescent Inpatient Behavioral Health

Coming to an inpatient unit can be a stressful and frightening experience for parents and children alike. We treat children and teens ages 5 through 18, who usually come to us because of a crisis situation at home or school. Our inpatient unit offers:

  • State-of-the-art facility: Our Child and Adolescent Services unit is part of Blessing’s new Moorman Pavilion. The 15-bed unit is designed with children in mind and includes:

    • Private or semi-private rooms, each with a private bathroom

    • Activity room for group programs and other activities

    • Day room, where children spend much of their time

    • Dining room, where everyone eats together

    • Indoor and outdoor recreational spaces, including a basketball court

    • Classroom for completing school assignments

    • Secure entrance and monitoring throughout

    • Snacks and comprehensive, engaging activities

  • Specialized staff: Blessing’s team includes 2 board-certified child psychiatrists and 7 inpatient therapists. Our staff of nurses helps coordinate each child’s care, which includes one-on-one therapy – including music therapy, pet therapy and group therapy. Learn more about our psychiatric staff.

  • Tutoring: A teacher from the Quincy public school system works with children each day, helping them complete homework assignments (we contact the school to get your child’s lessons). This way, your child will not fall behind during his/her stay with us.

  • Careful coordination of discharge and after-care: We work very closely with the family, the school and your child’s pediatrician and other therapists to coordinate discharge. We want to make sure your child has the support at home and in the community to be able to transition back to school. This planning includes making sure everyone is aware of the medication plan. We also try to schedule all follow-up appointments before your child leaves, so parents and teachers know the next step in the care plan.

  • Teresa Adams House: Parents traveling to Quincy to visit a child receiving treatment in the inpatient unit are welcome to stay at the Teresa Adams House

Child and Adolescent Inpatient Behavioral Health: Conditions We Treat

In our inpatient care unit, our specialized team provides a wide variety of services for children and teens, whose average length of stay is 7 to 10 days. We help young people cope with behavioral problems and issues such as:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Depression, anxiety and other mood disorders

  • Physical and emotional abuse

Visiting Children in the Inpatient Units

The inpatient unit is located at Moorman Pavilion, on Broadway at 11th Street.

Our visiting hours are daily, including holidays, are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For safety reasons, visitors must follow these guidelines:

  • Only 2 visitors will be allowed at a time for each patient in the child and adolescent unit.
  • Visitors must be at least 18 years old.
  • All visitors must be approved by the child’s guardian and treatment team
  • All visitors must leave their cell phones, keys, purse and all other personal belongings either in their vehicle or in the secure lockers just outside our units.
  • All visitors will be screened with a metal detector (just like the airport) in order to provide safety within our inpatient units.
  • Our team is required to complete ongoing safety checks 24/7 so your visit will be interrupted by one of our team members who is required to check in with every patient several times each hour. We want to respect your privacy, but must also adhere to safety requirements established by our accrediting bodies.
  • Your visit will occur either in the patient’s room or one of our activity rooms or day room.
  • All visitors are expected to follow the rules of the hospital and inpatient behavioral health unit in order to ensure the safety of everyone present.
  • Please do not bring any snacks, drinks or any other items unless it is approved in advance by the treatment team. Please reach out to the assigned therapist in order to make this request.

Contact Us

We accept admissions 24 hours a day. To make a referral, please call (217) 223-1200 and ask for Inpatient Behavioral Health Intake.