Our acute care services cater to both male and female patients ages 4 through 17 and act as a short-term crisis stabilization service. Our acute admissions line accepts calls 24 hours a day 7 days a week from parents and/or referral sources in regards to young people that may be going through a mental health crisis and need to be placed into an intensive therapeutic environment.
Our patients are children and adolescents who may be a harm to themselves or others around them. During this time of a child’s crisis, it’s our objective to get the child admitted as quickly as possible. Once they are admitted, a treatment team will formulate a customized treatment plan, specifically addressed to individuals. The average length of stay of acute care hospitalization is five to seven days.
One or more of the following criteria must be met within the past 24 hours:
Assessment: covering physical, psychological and social aspects
Therapy: group, family, expressive, individual
Activities: educational, recreational, creative arts, team building, cooperative play
Treatment team: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, registered nurses, mental health care workers
Planning: Discharge planning for aftercare
Reimbursement: Commercial insurance (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), Medicaid, private pay, TRICARE® (Military)
Admissions: On-call admission staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
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Heartland Behavioral Health Services provides acute inpatient and residential treatment services to children and adolescents at our treatment facilities in Nevada, Missouri. We cannot offer a diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, however, our professional staff offer 24/7 assessments at no cost. We can be reached anytime by calling 800-654-9605. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.