Please call (914) 925-5320 for information and referrals for any of the following programs.
Services for Children and Adolescents
When a child or adolescent suffers from a psychiatric illness or chemical dependency, his or her needs may be very complex. Families often do not know where to turn for help. At St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester, we are committed to providing individualized care with the goal of helping the child achieve a happier and healthier life. We attempt to address children’s needs in a way that is the least disruptive and most therapeutic to their daily lives.
Our multidisciplinary staff combines experience, expertise and caring to help children and families through the immediate effects of an illness and beyond. We offer inpatient and outpatient services designed to restore and improve the capacity of children and adolescents to master the complex tasks of growth and development. We are available whenever your family needs us, 24 hours a day.
Mental Health Services
St. Vincent’s Westchester offers a full range of mental health treatment services for children and adolescents. Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation so we can develop an individualized care plan. Our multidisciplinary clinical staff offers individual, group and family therapy and medication management when indicated. Our resources include:
- Emergency and walk-in evaluations
- Outpatient mental health services for children and families
- Full day treatment program for adolescents, including on-site school and academic tutoring
- Intensive after-school outpatient programs
- Addiction treatment
- Medication management
- Inpatient hospitalization for children 13 and older
- Acute and crisis stabilization care
At each step in the child’s recovery process, we maintain close contact with family members, pediatricians, other primary care doctors, and school personnel, as appropriate.
Partial Hospitalization Program
The partial hospitalization program offers short-term, intensive treatment for adolescents with serious psychiatric difficulties. The program is designed to prevent psychiatric hospitalizations or re-hospitalizations. Treatment services include:
- Group therapy for social, behavioral, and emotional rehabilitation
- Individual and family therapy
- Medication management
- Discharge planning
- School instruction during the school year.
Addiction Recovery Services
St. Vincent's Westchester provides a comprehensive set of addiction treatment services for adolescents and young adults who are experiencing problems with alcohol and/or other drugs. The objectives of the programs are to:
- Remove obstacles related to alcohol and substance abuse which impede normal growth and development
- Restore the natural developmental processes
- Promote social, physical, familial and emotional health and well being.
EXCEL and EXCEL by Night
EXCEL is designed to meet the needs of adolescents and young adults who are having a problem with alcohol and other substances to the point that they are unable to manage at home or at school. This program is designed to meet the adolescent's educational needs as well as to address his or her substance abuse problems. Referrals are accepted from schools, parents, family/juvenile court systems or other community agencies. The program is offered Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.
EXCEL by Night is designed for adolescents who are relative stable in school and are beginning to experience problems with alcohol and other substances. The evening program is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and provides group therapy on topics such as education on the disease of addiction, developing positive coping skills, self esteem and boundary issues.