Inpatient Adolescent Treatment Programs

Two adolescent inpatient continuing care units, operated by the UMass Department of Psychiatry, are located at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, 309 Belmont Street, Worcester, Massachusetts.  The two 15 bed therapeutic programs are designed to serve adolescents whose clinical condition requires psychiatric management, medical monitoring and continuing care. 

The Child Division of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) makes the majority of the referrals to these units along with the Massachusetts courts.  Youth most often come to this program from acute psychiatric units and the courts make special referrals for forensic services. 

Utilizing a strong multi-disciplinary team of child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses and occupational therapists, each unit offers a trauma informed treatment environment, as well as a full day accredited school program. 

Therapy dogs bring calmness to the adolescent continuing care units.

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