Patient Information
Child & Adolescent
College Mental Health Program


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Inpatient Unit

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Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services

Location: Franciscan Hospital for Children

Andrew Stromberg, MD, Medical Director
Ralph Buonopane, PhD, Program Director

The child and adolescent inpatient services are offered at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts. The McLean/Franciscan Mental Health Programs are a joint effort which unites the strengths of a premier mental health provider with a nationally recognized leader in pediatric rehabilitation and special education.

Three Kids

All children and adolescents receive a diagnostic evaluation and assessment of the severity of symptoms, presenting problem and cognitive functioning. Treatment integrates case management services with family, school and agency support systems. The program's cognitive behavioral treatment milieu offers individual, group and family therapy, as well as school and psycho-educational services.

The Inpatient Unit treats patients who require comprehensive psychiatric/psychosocial evaluation and intensive inpatient psychiatric stabilization. The program operates 24 hours a day and provides crisis stabilization, comprehensive diagnostic assessment and individualized, focused psychiatric treatment.


Patient Art Work
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Full assessment and examination services are completed within 24 hours of admission and a report of the results is provided to the treatment team. The assessment service also maintains a current database that tracks patient functioning at admission, discharge and follow-up.

For referrals call: 800-333-0338
30 Warren St. * Boston, MA 02135