Inpatient Psychiatric Care for Children and Adolescents

Willow Creek offers a safe, caring inpatient program for children ages 5 to 17 who have acute psychiatric problems including depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis and other psychological disorders. We understand the decision to admit your child to an inpatient program is not an easy one. We’re here to help your child get better.

Call 920-328-1220 or toll-free 844-308-5050

Care to Meet Youth Needs

Children, adolescents and adults have different care needs. Our youth care team is led by a skilled psychiatrist who specializes in child and adolescent mental illness. The staff includes registered nurses and master’s level therapists. The Children’s unit serves kids ages 5 to 12, and the separate Adolescent unit serves teens ages 13-17. Teens age 18 and older who need inpatient care are welcome in our Adult program.

  • Safe, structured therapeutic environment
  • Care focused on smooth transition to appropriate levels of follow-up care
  • Psychiatrist-led team of clinicians who provide multi-modal psychotherapeutic treatment
  • Medication management
  • Coordination and discharge planning with families or caregivers, community agencies and insurance companies

Our team’s ultimate goal is to help young patients improve their clinical status, regain their quality of life and return to daily activities in their homes, schools and communities.


Child and Adolescent Inpatient Admissions Criteria:

  • Any gender
  • Children age 5-12
  • Adolescents age 13-17
  • Mental health disorder
  • IQ of 70 or above

Warning Signs to Watch For

Mental health warning signs in Children and Teens:

  • Drastic behavior or personality changes
  • Frequent headaches or stomachaches
  • Sadness that lasts more than a week or two
  • Hurting oneself or talking about it
  • Talking about suicide
  • Angry outbursts
  • Loss of interest in friends or social life
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Changes in appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Missing school or not wanting to go to school
  • Changes in academic performance
  • Loss of concentration

Admission to our Inpatient Psychiatric Care for Children programs start with a confidential phone call. One of our mental health experts is available 24/7 to set up a free, in-personal mental health evaluation.

Call 920-328-1220 or toll-free 844-308-5050