Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services
The Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services (CAIS) provides 24
hospital beds for patients ages four to eighteen whose psychiatric
illness is serious to warrant inpatient treatment or who require
specialized testing, observation or evaluation that can only be
provided in an inpatient setting. Each patient receives psychiatric,
nursing, psychosocial, family, physical, psychological, dietary,
laboratory, educational, and activities assessments and treatment
in accordance with an individualized treatment plan.
Patients who are able to benefit from a short term, multi-modal
treatment program in an open setting may be admitted on an involuntary
or voluntary basis. Admission is initiated through the Access
Center-800-969-5300- and/or the Childrens Crisis Intervention
Service (CCIS) or , if after hours and on holidays, the Acute
Psychiatric Service (APS) at UBHC in Piscataway.