OSU Harding Hospital specialists offer diagnostic and treatment services for children and teens.
OSU Harding Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) facilitates all admissions to OSU Harding Hospital inpatient services. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Referrals come from Emergency Departments, medical units, outpatient clinics and physician offices, community mental health centers and regional healthcare facilities. The PES clinician collaborates with OSU Harding residents and attending psychiatrists to determine the appropriate level of care required. PES uses a structured interview process for patient evaluation.
Child and Adolescent Outpatient Program are offered for:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Learning disability assessment
- Mood disorders (including family services)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Psychological assessment
Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program
OSU Harding Behavioral Health is now accepting referrals to its Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). This program is for youth, ages 13-18, who are having difficulty managing the symptoms of their mental illness at home, school or in their community. IOP is designed to treat patients more aggressively in an outpatient group therapy setting as a step down from inpatient care or a step up from weekly outpatient sessions that are not effectively addressing symptoms.
The IOP offers structured daily group therapy aimed at helping each young person develop a cognitive-behavioral symptom management plan. For three hours daily over a 12-day curriculum, the clinical team will help young people and their family members learn or refine the tools and skills they need to more effectively manage symptoms and move forward in their lives. For information, call 614-293-9560.