Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any questions not addressed here, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
If you have any questions about this process before or after, please contact the hospital at 800-401-2727 and ask for the intake department.
Included in our medical model are the following evidence-based therapeutic approaches:
Medication Management – The attending provider will supervise your care in individual sessions to manage your medication. The attending provider will address any safety concerns, provide education, and engage you in your care.
Case Management – A therapist/social worker will be assigned to you within 24 hours of your admission to coordinate services, which includes discharge planning. Your therapist/social worker will review your plan of care. They will inform you of your referrals and resources available to you after discharge.
Group Therapy –A minimum of four hours of group therapy with a qualified mental health professional is provided daily.
Family Therapy – A structured family meeting can be arranged if you and your treatment team determine it would be beneficial.
Recreational Therapy – A certified recreation therapist provides interventions including self-expression, stress management, problem solving, resource education, social skills, journaling, and leisure/recreation skills. In addition, we provide art therapy with specially trained clinicians.
Psychoeducation Group – You will receive supportive interventions and education regarding your diagnosis, medication stabilization, wellness, and behavior management techniques.
Supportive Therapies – Trauma-informed yoga sessions and gym access are offered to specific programs.
You will participate in structured daily programming, which includes group therapy sessions. You will receive daily care from a multidisciplinary team which includes a physician, nurses, social workers/therapists, recreational therapists, and other mental health professionals. Schedules will be provided to you and posted on the unit for reference. Down-time is typically spent with others in communal areas, including mealtimes, which mostly take place in the cafeteria/designated dining area.
Our milieu will provide you a supportive, structured and safe environment.
Absolutely! You can send mail and address it to your loved one with the patient name and unit on the front. Please note, for safety reasons all mail will be opened in front of a staff member.
If you would like to mail packages please include the patient name/unit and use the main hospital address:
1525 University Drive
Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326
You can reach a member of your child’s treatment team by calling the nursing station at 248-371-2292. Your child’s assigned social worker will be your primary contact. The social worker will make the initial outreach to you to discuss your child’s current treatment and to begin aftercare planning. The nursing staff is also available to speak with you 24 hours a day.
The average length of stay for hospitalization is 7-10 days, however, your treatment is individualized to meet your specific needs.
All rooms are semi-private with a private or semi bathroom. Rooms are designed to be comfortable and relaxing to allow patients a place to reflect and recovery. Children/youth will be placed in a room with other children/youth that are in the same age group and gender.
Yes, access to all units is always secured for the safety of our patients.
We do have a dress code to maintain a secure and therapeutic atmosphere. (See below for examples of acceptable clothing.)
The following is in effect until further notice: All in-person visitation has been suspended (with limited exceptions). We strongly encourage the use of electronic methods to stay connected with loved ones including video calls and/or extended phone time.
Phone calls can be made and received between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Patients may not make or receive calls during scheduled group times. Staff will be available to help patients make and receive calls while in treatment. Calls will be limited to 10 minutes to ensure that all patients have access to patient phones.
Patients will not have access to the Internet unless it is for an emergency.