From Laurel Heights:
Laurel Heights Hospital is a private behavioral health facility located in Atlanta, GA. Our hospital serves children and adolescents, ages 6 – 21 with complex behavioral health problems. In addition to our general psychiatric treatment programs, Laurel Heights also provides highly specialized programs for dually diagnosed children and adolescents who have a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Acute Program is specifically designed to provide inpatient psychiatric stabilization and treatment for children and adolescents, ages 6 – 17, who present with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The primary objective of treatment is to quickly stabilize the symptoms that led to hospitalization, including severe self-injury, suicidal behavior and/or severe aggression. Treatment integrates psychiatric and applied behavior analytic interventions and strategies to stabilize severe symptoms and assist the patient in acquiring self-management and coping skills with family training sessions included.
The Autism Spectrum Disorders Program is a highly specialized residential treatment program for children and adolescents, ages 6 – 21, severely affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder who may also have the following: difficulties with impulse control and self-regulation, symptoms of psychosis or other mental illnesses, communication deficits, difficulties with self-care or activities of daily living, self-injurious, disruptive or aggressive behaviors, or mood disorders. This program is designed to identify strengths, preferences and needs to ensure individualized treatment. Our primary objective in treatment is to teach new skills and behaviors that allow our patients to meet these needs in positive ways.
Laurel Heights Hospital’s clinical team includes Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Licensed Therapists, and Registered Nurses. Our Admission’s department can accept referrals 24 hours a day at 404-888-5475 and accept most commercial insurance and managed Medicaid. For more information, please call our Admissions Department or visit our website.