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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Our psychiatry services are designed to meet the special needs of children, teens and their families in times of adjustment or crisis. This highly specialized behavioral treatment program is under the direction of Barry Simon, DO, medical director. Our goal is to stabilize children and youth through counseling, therapy and intervention.

Inpatient care includes comprehensive psychiatric, medical, family and educational assessment and treatment, crisis stabilization and development of a comprehensive aftercare plan. Children and adolescents attend school with special education teachers and are provided care and counseling, seven days a week.

Coordinated Care through Teamwork

  • Cleveland Clinic psychiatric experts
  • Occupational and recreational therapists, who help develop stress relieving habits, that include physical activity
  • Social workers, who coordinate follow-up and planning with the patient and family
  • Child Life programmers, who provide structure and offer skill-based stress relief
  • Special education teachers, who provide daily classes and maintain curriculum from the patient’s school
  • Specialized nurses

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Unit

Cleveland Clinic Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry services at Fairview Hospital offers a safe and secure community setting. The unit features:

  • 13 private rooms with individual bathrooms, a desk and shelving
  • Secure, safe and calming environment, with views of Cleveland Metroparks
  • Team treatment rooms for group sessions
  • Kitchen where youth can cook
  • Lounge with flat-screen televisions for relaxing
  • Recreational space, including a pool table and foosball table
  • Laundry