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Hospital-based Services

In collaboration with Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) provides specialized treatment for children ages 5-12 who are experiencing high intensity mental health needs. Care is provided at the Children’s Day Hospital, an intensive outpatient and partial hospital program (IOP, PHP). Treatment is provided for a range of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, self-injurious patterns, intrusive thoughts, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, gender identity, emotional/behavioral dysregulation, and school avoidance.

YCSC faculty, in partnership with Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, also provide comprehensive psychiatric and psychosocial evaluations and short-term treatment for children ages 4 to 13 through the Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service (CPIS). This is also the only facility in Connecticut with a state-accredited special education school for inpatient school-age children.

Specialized child psychiatric care is also provided by YCSC faculty in the pediatric emergency department and on the pediatric medical floors. Care is provided for children who are admitted for a range of medical needs. The psychosocial distress associated with medical-surgical care is addressed, including for children admitted to the medical floors for complex eating disorders.

Other YCSC hospital-based services include psychological and psychiatric support for pediatric primary care and specialty offices in the Yale New Haven Health System.