Is Hospitalization Needed?

 

At times, hospitalization may be the only way to help your child. (See list of inpatient mental health options below.) Hospitalization may be necessary because your child is:

 

  • Thinking about hurting himself/herself or others

  • Seeing or hearing things (hallucinations)

  • Having bizarre or paranoid thoughts (delusions)

  • Being extremely aggressive or destructive

  • Using drugs or alcohol and refusing to stop/ not able to stop

  • Not eating or sleeping for an extended period of time

  • Exhibiting severe psychiatric symptoms (e.g. anxiety, mania, or depression) that has not responded to treatment             

  • For more information on signs & symproms visit our page on children's mental health crisis 

EMERGENCY ROOM & HOSPITAL

Most of us have experience visiting the ER. We might get a chest x-ray or physical exam and then leave with antibiotics for an infection or a cast on a broken bone. But, assessing and treating a mental health emergency can feel different. If our child is not admitted, we can leave feeling scared and not knowing what to do.

 

If you have time, CLICK HERE to read about what the ER can (and can't) do for your child in a psychiatric emergency.

Inpatient Mental Health Services for youth

 

Accepting children under the age of 12 AND adolescents

 

Abbott NW Hospital 

Child/Adolescent Mixed Unit (ages 5-18)

800 E. 28th St.; Minneapolis, MN 55407

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University of Minnesota Medical Center

Fairview 2450 Riverside Ave; Minneapolis, MN 55454

 

Prairie Care 

12915 63rd Ave N; Maple Grove, MN 55369

 

Mayo Hospital

1216 Second Street SW; Rochester, MN 55902

 

Miller Dwan Duluth 

502 E. Second St.; Duluth, MN 55805

 

 
Accepting ONLY Adolescents (12-18)

 

United Hospital 

Age 18 must be in highschool

333 North Smith Ave; St. Paul, MN 55102

 

St. Cloud Hospital 

1406 Sixth Ave N; St. Cloud, MN 56303

 

 
 
Mixed Units (Adolescents and Adults)

These require parent/guardian consent to be on a mixed unit. Staff carefully screen when looking at accepting adolescent patients.

 

Hutchinson Community Hospital

1095 Highway 15 S; Hutchinson, MN 55350

 

New Ulm Medical Center 

1324 Fifth St. N; New Ulm, MN 56073

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