We NOW offer outpatient and day services!

Teen Programs at Fairfax

Where Hope and Healing Begin

 

Fairfax Health has designed evidenced-based inpatient teen programs (ages 13-17) for teens experiencing an emotional or behavioral crisis and may need the safety of 24-hour care by trained psychiatric professionals. An emotional and/or behavioral crisis is often recognized in teens when they express self-harm, feel extreme sadness, lash out and/or exhibit anger. Sometimes the teen requiring hospitalization is using drugs or alcohol to escape extreme emotions or uncontrollable thoughts. Fairfax’s teen programs are designed to stabilize the teen’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior. They determine the best outcome for a successful life, whether returning to home or to a residential care facility after taking part in the inpatient teen program. These programs include a psychiatric evaluation, medication recommendations, prescription and monitoring, psychosocial evaluation and clinical therapy services for a behavioral crisis. They may also include a chemical dependency evaluation and psychological testing.

Behavioral Crisis Inpatient Program at Fairfax Hospital
Partial Hospitalization Program for Teens experiencing Behavioral Crisis at Fairfax Hospital

Inpatient Teen Program

Our inpatient teen program provides a safe place for teens to obtain help and treatment by certified psychiatric professionals when facing an emotional or behavioral crisis. Our inpatient teen program helps teens address mental health and substance abuse difficulties in a safe setting under the care of a comprehensive treatment team. In the event of a behavioral crisis, our treatment team works with the teen experiencing a behavioral crisis to address:

  • Disruptive, oppositional or defiant behavior
  • Withdrawal or isolation from peers
  • Emotional explosiveness, impulsivity or aggression
  • Abuse of drugs or alcohol
  • Running away, suicidal and self-harmful behavior
  • Poor school performance or truancy

Teen Day Program (PHP)

Our Teen Day Treatment, commonly known as PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program), is an alternative to hospitalization and does not require 24-hour overnight care. Our Day Program for teens ages 13-17 focuses on interpersonal relationship struggles, emotional regulation, increasing self-confidence, developing coping skills, managing social anxiety, and learning how to navigate social media safely. Through evidence-based treatment models in Dialectical Behavior Therapy DBT, Seeking Safety, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), teens and families increase connection and understanding with each other, peers, and themselves. Teens are encouraged to participate in their healing process. The typical length of stay or course of treatment for the Teen Day Program is 4-6 weeks. The treatment team will work to create an individualized treatment plan. Learn more about our Teen Day Program here.

Teen Evening Program (IOP) Coming Soon!

Real-world and healthy therapeutic activities teens enjoy.

We offer multiple therapeutic groups on a daily basis that are designed to help identify treatment issues and offer positive coping skills. In addition to group psychotherapy, psycho-education groups and goals group, we also provide other therapeutic interventions and supports such as yoga, drama, music appreciation, art and recreational therapies.

Visitations – Communication – Daily Schedule

What does a day at Fairfax look like?

Each day is comprised of multiple group therapies designed to help identify treatment issues and then develop or enhance coping strategies. In addition to group psychotherapy, psycho-education groups and goals groups, there are also invigorating forms of therapeutic intervention including yoga, drama, music appreciation, art and recreation therapies.

Family Matters at Fairfax

Engaging the teen’s family is an integral part of the treatment focus. We encourage family and friends to be advocates of the healing and treatment process. Family encouragement and support provide better outcomes for our patients. A case manager will be assigned and available to provide you with parental updates regarding your teen.

How do I communicate with my teen?

Your teen will be provided with a unique access code shortly after they are admitted. All patients, including teens, have full discretion who they give the access code to. However, parents can contact their teen’s case manager and request the code.

When can I visit?

Your teens day is highly structured with programs, routines, scheduled meals, provider meetings, therapy, activities and more. We have a very strict visitation policy to ensure your teen has the best treatment outcome possible. Visiting hours are Monday – Friday from 6 pm – 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:15 am – 11:00 am (for adults). Minors are able to visit Wednesday evening from 6-7 pm and Saturday morning from 10:15-11:00 am. Please review our visitation guidelines before visiting here.

LOCATIONS

KIRKLAND

10200 NE 132nd St.
Kirkland, WA 98034

EVERETT

916 Pacific Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

MONROE

14701 179th Ave. SE
Monroe, WA 98272

KIRKLAND

10200 NE 132nd St.
Kirkland, WA 98034

EVERETT

916 Pacific Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

MONROE

14701 179th Ave. SE
Monroe, WA 98272