New Orleans Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Center

Treatment for psychiatric & emotional disorders

The Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center is located at Children’s Hospital’s Calhoun Campus. The program offers inpatient treatment specifically designed to meet the needs of children ages 7 to 18 years. Patients are admitted to the program due to experiencing acute psychiatric and emotional symptoms that interfere with their ability to function at home, school and in their social environments.

For more information, please call 504.896.7200.

Patients are treated in a safe and carefully structured environment by a multidisciplinary team comprised of:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Pediatricians
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Certified Recreational Therapists
  • Mental Health Technicians

Our services

The goals of treatment are not only to address and improve a patient’s acute psychiatric symptoms, but to also provide patients with core skills and resources to assist with their ongoing health and well-being following discharge. Expert diagnostic evaluations and treatments including specialized workbooks, medications, therapeutic interventions and educational resources are provided in a nurturing and supportive atmosphere. The team at Children’s Hospital strives to collaborate on all levels with patients, their families and outpatient resources to achieve positive outcomes.


For admittance to the Behavioral Health Center, medical clearance is required at either the Children’s Hospital Emergency Department or the nearest available emergency room. When referring a patient to the Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, please call the Transfer Center at 504.896.6673 or 1.855.CHNOLA1 (1.855.246.6521).