Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Healthcare Services

Bright minds, big hearts. We can help with issues small and large.

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Our approach to pediatric mental and behavioral health care

We believe in the power of a comprehensive approach to behavioral health. Our expert team collaborates to provide personalized, age-appropriate treatment and therapy for your child or teen, ensuring targeted care that addresses the distinct challenges they face.

We’re committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of your family, offering comprehensive tests and treatments both on-site and in various settings, including our specialized hospital, outpatient clinics and community-based services.

Conditions we treat

Our team of professionals provides care for a broad range of pediatric behavioral health conditions, including:

  • autism spectrum disorders
  • attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • anxiety disorders
  • mood disorders
  • disruptive behavior disorders
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • eating disorders
  • substance use disorders
  • psychotic disorders
  • intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • adjustment disorders
  • personality disorders
  • trauma-related disorders
  • sleep disorders
  • self-harm and suicidal ideation

We’re dedicated to tailoring our treatment approaches to meet the unique needs of your child and their specific condition.

Tests and treatments

We provide a wide range of services to address various behavioral health conditions, both virtually and on-site, as well as in home, school and community settings. We offer a continuum of care that caters to your child’s needs at each stage of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Our diverse programs and locations throughout South-Central Pennsylvania ensure that young people and their families can access the appropriate level of care and support to improve their overall well-being.

Hospital services

Our inpatient services are available at our free-standing hospital in Mt. Gretna, specifically designed to treat children and youth.

Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP)

We also offer partial hospitalization, also known as day hospital or intensive outpatient programs (IOP). IOP is a good fit for young people experiencing serious to moderate levels of emotional or behavioral distress, who need more intense treatment than traditional outpatient services. WellSpan offers up to six hours of youth day hospital programming in Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties.

Family based mental health services

For young people who need extra support in building resilience and functioning skills, we offer team-based, in-home services in Lebanon and Lancaster counties, to families covered by Medical Assistance.

Intensive behavioral health services (IBHS)

We provide home and community support to assist youth with developmental challenges, so that your child can live successfully within their community. IBHS services are available in Lebanon, Lancaster and York counties.

Outpatient clinics

We offer counseling, talk therapy, psychiatric and mental health services in our outpatient clinics. You can choose virtual care or in-person appointments in Lebanon, Lancaster, York, Adams and Franklin counties.

Outpatient services can help your child and your family cope with emotional distress and can improve and maintain overall daily functioning. Medication management can also be provided under the supervision of a psychiatrist or your family doctor.

Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities (CADD)

We provide specialized assessment and support for young people with autism and developmental disabilities. We understand the unique behavioral, emotional and social needs of your family and offer tailored services to meet your specific requirements.

We offer comprehensive and individualized tests and treatments to address a wide range of behavioral health conditions. Our diverse programs and locations throughout South-Central Pennsylvania ensure that young people and their families can access the appropriate level of care and support to improve their overall well-being.

Why choose WellSpan for pediatric behavioral health care?

We believe in the power of a comprehensive approach to behavioral health. Our free-standing hospital in Mt. Gretna, located in Lebanon County, offers a distinct advantage.

It enables us to ensure that children and youth receive age-appropriate treatment, therapy and interventions, while adults benefit from a separate and focused environment. This separation allows us to deliver targeted care that addresses the distinct challenges faced by each age group.

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