Inpatient Adolescent Program
The Alta Bates Summit Adolescent Inpatient Program is Northern California’s most comprehensive and fully integrated psychiatric program for adolescents ages 12-17.
Patients are encouraged to draw from their individual strengths to restore their maximum functioning and preserve self-respect.
The 34-bed locked unit has separate areas for girls and for boys, and we treat patients within the context of the family, wherever possible.
- Group Therapy
Utilize therapeutic group activities to address emotional problems and family issues.
- Activity and Occupational Therapy
Allows patients to express themselves through art, dance, recreation, drama, and music.
An on-site special-education teacher ensures that students continue their education while in treatment.
- Crisis Assessment
24-hour adolescent crisis assessment team of psychologists conduct assessment triage and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team.
The Adolescent Program Features Two Tracks
- Comprehensive Eating Disorder Track
Physicians, dieticians and specially trained staff help adolescents recover from self-destructive eating disorders.
- Dual Diagnosis Treatment Track
Staff provide a supportive setting in which patients have the opportunity to share experiences and increase their understanding of addiction and mental illness.