Acute Inpatient Program
Shodair Children’s Hospital is the only facility in the state of Montana to offer both acute and residential treatment services for children and adolescents.
The Acute Care Unit accommodates up to 20 children from ages 3 to 18. The Acute Psychiatric Inpatient program was designated in 2008 as a model program for Collaborative Problem Solving. The program offers intensive services for emotionally and behaviorally impaired children and their families who are in crisis. At Shodair, children and families interact with a team of specialists, including nurses, doctors, therapists, and teachers.
Admissions to the Acute Unit:
If you have a child who is in crisis and in need of evaluation and stabilization, please call us directly at 1-(800)-447-6614 or (406) 444-7500 for personal assistance.
Available services include:
- Medical evaluation and diagnosis
- Group therapies
- Family therapy
- Pharmacogenetic consultation
- Nutritional consultation
- Chemical dependency evaluation
- Psychological and neuropsychological evaluations
- Coordination of treatment and aftercare plans with community providers
Children admitted to the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient program are typically at great risk, and can no longer be maintained safely in their communities. The program offers a safe, structured living environment for children while they receive needed professional supervision and interventions. Family involvement in the evaluation and treatment process is a program priority. Family members are encouraged to visit often, and to participate in several therapeutic meetings weekly.
The goals of our program are to help children regain safe and effective functioning, to prepare children for re-entry into their homes and communities, and to provide practical coordination of resources for continuing care.