Of the 74.5 million children in the United States, 17.1 million have or have had a psychiatric disorder, yet nearly two-thirds of them get little to no help. The development of social, emotional and behavioral well-being is key to overall healthy development. St. Luke’s Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit at the Easton Campus is designed specifically to help adolescents facing mental health crisis and restore a healthier lifestyle.
Who We Are
St. Luke’s 16-bed hospital-based unit was designed to be a modern, inviting space with private rooms and open social areas, while also including a therapeutic environment that is supportive to patients. Our team of adolescent and mental health experts includes psychiatrists, psychiatric advanced practitioners, registered nurses, therapists, educators, social workers, program specialists and behavioral health technicians. Working together, they create an individualized treatment plan tailored to each teen’s needs, based on their diagnosis, background and triggers.
How We Help
St. Luke’s Adolescent Behavioral Health team offers care and treatment to teens who face a range of mental health issues that are acutely impacting their daily lives, including:
- Anxiety disorders
- Impulse control issues
- Oppositionality/conduct issues
- Mood Disorders (depression/disruptive mood)
- Situational and school stress
- Trauma-related problems
Patients ages 12 through 18 are accepted for voluntary, involuntary and family-initiated treatment. Our treatment program is based on the recovery model: valuing kindness, identifying personal strengths, and empowering teens. A wide variety of activities for patients is available, and parent/caregiver groups will also be available to provide support for families.
Each teen’s personalized treatment plan will include:
- Care Coordination
- Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and treatment
- Creative arts therapy and recreation therapy
- Educational instruction
- Life skills
- Family groups
- Individual counseling
- Medication review and management
- Multidisciplinary treatment interventions
- Psychosocial assessment and discharge planning
Once ready to leave our unit, the patient’s care team will work with the family and outpatient providers to have a safety plan in place. The team will also provide the parents or caregivers with education, tools and resources on how to continue to use the skills that were developed in treatment. Follow-up care with outpatient providers are discussed prior to discharge.
Referral to Adolescent Behavioral Health
Admission to our program requires a referral from a medical care provider.
Call 484-602-2733 to refer a patient. This number is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
St. Luke’s Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit is located at 250 South 21st Street, Easton PA 18042