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Acute Inpatient Hospitalization

Acute Inpatient Hospitalization

Inpatient Treatment for Children

We provide inpatient hospitalization for children, ages 4 to 11, who are in a mental health crisis. Following an initial assessment and crisis stabilization, our staff, led by a child psychiatrist develops individualized treatment programs for each patient. The treatment programs consist of intensive therapeutic interventions that help assist the child in developing tools they need to cope in the world.

The multidisciplinary team consists of:

  • Child and adolescent psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Master’s-level licensed counselors
  • Registered nurses
  • Certified teachers
  • Activity therapists
  • Mental health technicians
  • Discharge planners

Our goals during your child or adolescent’s stay include:

  • Diagnose and treat underlying issues.
  • Provide intensive, therapeutic groups and interventions.
  • Develop a comprehensive discharge plan.

The acute inpatient program at Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health consists of therapeutic techniques, including:

  • Therapeutic groups and activities
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Medication management
  • Discharge planning
  • Communication and collaboration with community providers
  • Life safety skills education
  • Individualized treatment plan developed by a multidisciplinary team


During your child’s acute inpatient stay, he or she will have the option to work on current school assignments under the guidance of a certified special education teacher. This is not a school program; however, if your child does not have school work available or does not choose to complete school work during hospitalization, he or she will be provided with alternative activities to keep them engaged and active.

We believe that every child and family holds the foundations to be successful, and our team of mental health professionals is dedicated to helping you identify those strengths.
We accept most insurances, including TRICARE®.

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If your child or teen is facing difficulties with mental health, Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health may be able to help. Call 757-461-4565 today for a no-cost, confidential assessment. No referral or emergency room visit is needed.