We NOW offer outpatient and day services!

Teens Programs at Fairfax

Where Hope and Healing Begins

 

Fairfax Health has designed evidenced-based programs for teens (ages 13-17) who are experiencing 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 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. These programs include a psychiatric evaluation, medication recommendations, prescription and monitoring, psychosocial evaluation and clinical therapy services. They may also include a chemical dependency evaluation and psychological testing.

Inpatient Program at Fairfax Hospital
PHP - Partial Hospitalization Program at Fairfax Hospital.
Outpatient Program at Fairfax Hospital.

Inpatient Teen Program

Provides a safe place for teens to obtain help and treatment by certified psychiatric professionals. Our environment helps teens address mental health and substance abuse difficulties in a safe setting under the care of a comprehensive treatment team. Our treatment team works with the teen 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

Outpatient Day Treatment

Based on curriculum that operates on a three-week rotating schedule where teens are encouraged to participate in their healing process. Groups are facilitated by a Therapist and a Registered Nurse (RN). Groups offered at Adolescent PHP include Didactive/Psychoeducation, Skills, Self-Soothing and Process/Art. 

Registered Nurse (RN) groups encompass Treatment and Discharge Planning, Medication Education, Communication Styles and Sleep Hygiene and Values. RN’s also collaborate with the physician to address medical needs, medication information and underlying health concerns.  The daily focus is on learning, reviewing and practicing coping skills for emotional regulation.

PHP is the common abbreviation for Partial Hospitalization Program. PHP doesn’t actually include being hospitalized, so to be more clear, we’re using the term Day Treatment.

Intensive Outpatient Program

This program is part of the continuum of care offered for Teens. This program can be an alternative to hospitalization. It offers more intensive care than an office visit but doesn’t require an overnight stay or 24-hour care. Intensive Outpatient is typically a three-hour program, three days a week.

Care is primarily delivered in a group session, though individual assessments and follow up are also included. Partial Hospitalization is typically 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, for up to three weeks. Patients in Partial Hospitalization are also under the care of Psychiatrist or Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse.

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.

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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