Inpatient Admission

Pediatric behavioral health services in New Orleans

Medical clearance is required for admission to the Children’s Hospital Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Center. This may be done through either Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department or the nearest available emergency department. After an initial intake assessment and medical clearance, the medical director of the unit will make the final decision for admission.

The unit accepts admission inquiries from any one of the following:

  • the child’s family
  • psychiatrists
  • primary care physicians
  • mental health providers
  • school counselors
  • case managers
  • probation officers throughout the region

When referring a patient to Children's Hospital's Emergency Department, please call our transfer center at 504.896.6673 to provide supporting clinical information for admission.