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Psychiatry

Families seeking behavioral health, mental health and psychiatry services for their children can find help through Legacy.

Our medical staff is specially trained to meet unique mental health needs of children and teens. All of our doctors are board-certified in child/adolescent psychiatry, and the nurse practitioners are all nationally certified as Pediatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP).

We provide help in both office visits and through more intensive treatment to children admitted into the hospital.

For more information, call 503-413-4848, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. See the warning signs of mental illness or disorder. (Please note that we do not provide services for drug and alcohol problems.)

Our services, our approach

We work with children and adolescents coping with depression, grief and loss, aggressive behavior and a range of other issues. Our complete range of services:

  • Mental health assessment
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Parenting skills training
  • Multi-family group therapy
  • School consultation

We embrace the philosophy that children do well if they can, but often lack the skills needed to succeed. Our multidisciplinary team uses the collaborative problem solving (CPS) approach to create a treatment plan to help with daily living. Our goal is to stabilize and assess each patient, support and educate parents and guardians, and build a foundation for success.

Inpatient care

We offer treatment in a 17-bed secured unit on the campus of Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. This acute psychiatric setting is a safe environment for young people and families during times of crisis.

Each patient receives a comprehensive assessment:

  • Current crisis
  • Evaluation of skill strengths and deficits, including formal testing as needed
  • Identification of family support needs

Other features of the inpatient care:

  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Medical assessment
  • Mental health assessment
  • Medication evaluation
  • Daily visit with board-certified child psychiatrist
  • Daily contact with therapist
  • Daily group therapy
  • School program
  • Recreation and music therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Family support/case management collaboration
  • Weekly parent group
  • Flexible visiting hours, including parent/guardian sleepover option
  • Discharge planning

Discharge and referral consists of:

  • Working with other organizations in the community
  • Consulting with outpatient providers
  • Consulting with schools
  • Determining the need of continuing support

For more information

For more information, call 503-413-4848, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Clinicians assist with gathering information, determining level of treatment and providing assistance on health insurance questions.

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