Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit

St. Luke’s Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit, located at the Easton Campus, is designed to help adolescents who are facing a mental health crisis. The 16-bed hospital-based unit features modern, inviting space with private rooms and open social areas.

Our team provides care for a range of mental health issues that negatively impact a teen’s daily life, including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Impulse control issues
  • Oppositionality/conduct issues
  • Mood Disorders (depression/disruptive mood)
  • Situational and school stress
  • Trauma-related problems
  • Bullying

Adolescents (ages 12-18) are accepted for voluntary, involuntary, and family-initiated treatment. Our treatment program is based on the recovery model: valuing kindness, identifying personal strengths, and empowering teens. Parent/caregiver groups are also available to provide support to families.

Our team of adolescent and mental health experts includes psychiatrists, psychiatric advanced practitioners, case managers, therapists, educators, program specialists, registered nurses, and behavioral health technicians. Working together, they create an individualized treatment plan tailored to each teen’s unique needs based on their diagnosis, background, and triggers. This plan includes:

  • Care Coordination
  • Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and treatment
  • Creative arts therapy and recreation therapy
  • Educational instruction
  • Life skills
  • Family groups
  • Individual counseling
  • Medication review and management
  • Multidisciplinary treatment interventions
  • Psychosocial assessment and discharge planning

Once ready to leave our unit, the teen’s care team will work with his/her family and outpatient providers to have a safety plan in place. The team will also provide the parents/caregivers with education, tools, and resources on how to continue to use the skills that were developed in treatment. Follow-up care with outpatient providers are discussed prior to discharge.

Admission to this program requires a referral from a medical care provider. Call 484-602-2733 to make a referral.