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How would a child get admitted in to a psychiatric hospital?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Psychiatric hospital

Usually a child is admitted by a psychiatrist who is responsible for the child's illness.
Sometimes chldren are referred to the hospital by the courts through a legal process, usually in an emergency situation. If you believe your child needs hospitalization, discuss this with your doctor who can refer you to the proper specialist to help you.

In brief: Psychiatric hospital

Usually a child is admitted by a psychiatrist who is responsible for the child's illness.
Sometimes chldren are referred to the hospital by the courts through a legal process, usually in an emergency situation. If you believe your child needs hospitalization, discuss this with your doctor who can refer you to the proper specialist to help you.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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2 doctors agree

In brief: ER or referral

A psychiatrist or physician may be able to arrange a direct admission to a hospital, but most admissions are via hospital emergency rooms (if there is an immanent danger to the safety of the child or others they should be taken immediately to the nearest er).

In brief: ER or referral

A psychiatrist or physician may be able to arrange a direct admission to a hospital, but most admissions are via hospital emergency rooms (if there is an immanent danger to the safety of the child or others they should be taken immediately to the nearest er).
Dr. Lincoln Bickford
Dr. Lincoln Bickford
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2 doctors agree

In brief: The same way...

...As they would get admitted to any other ward - either if their psychiatrist thinks it is necessary, or through the emergency room if the er doc thinks it's necessary.

In brief: The same way...

...As they would get admitted to any other ward - either if their psychiatrist thinks it is necessary, or through the emergency room if the er doc thinks it's necessary.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry
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In brief: Parents or guardian

If a child needs psychiatric admission, the parent or legal guardian is the one who signs the legal papers for either a voluntary admission or a commitment, upon recommendation of a psychiatric professional.

In brief: Parents or guardian

If a child needs psychiatric admission, the parent or legal guardian is the one who signs the legal papers for either a voluntary admission or a commitment, upon recommendation of a psychiatric professional.
Dr. Jane Steiner
Dr. Jane Steiner
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