Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Cross Creek Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Cross Creek Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment Program in Austin

Why is Cross Creek the best option for mental health & addiction treatment?
We provide comprehensive care.
We are highly accredited.
We are conveniently located.

At Cross Creek Hospital, our goal is to provide compassionate, results-based care for our patients and residents. To that end, we have developed a series of specialized treatment tracks.

What We Offer

What we offer in our teen and adolescent inpatient program

Cross Creek Hospital in Austin, Texas treats adolescents with behavioral disorders within our inpatient programs. These treatment programs help young people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, and conduct disorders.

The goal of all therapies in these treatment programs is for each adolescent to successfully return to his or her home, school, and community. Treatment services in these programs are delivered in safe, nurturing environments. The mental health treatment program that is best for the adolescent or teenager depends on their unique set of symptoms and circumstances. Cross Creek Hospital offers free assessments and referrals for mental health services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A licensed master’s-level social worker, nurse, or professional counselor is available to provide an immediate response to individuals by phone or in person.

Cross Creek Hospital’s Inpatient Psychiatric Programs focuses on these core objectives:

  • Helping the adolescent cope with day-to-day circumstances that may have a negative impact on their life
  • Improving the adolescent’s ability to function
  • Improving the adolescent’s quality of life

Our Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Program is designed for adolescents whose social, emotional, or behavioral disorders are severe enough that they are unable to function normally in school, at home, or in a community setting.

This treatment program provides therapeutic and diagnostic treatment planning specific to the individual needs of the adolescent, including psychiatry and individual, family, and group therapies.

This treatment program accepts patients ages 12-17 (18-year-olds will be admitted to our Young Adult Program).

Family-Focused Care

Our treatment program has your family in mind

Common psychiatric or emotional disorders seen in adolescents include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, and conduct disorders.

Family is the focal point for our program at our Austin, Texas, treatment center. We realize that successful inclusion of family is an important component of treatment in our program. Therefore, our staff members work closely with family members to facilitate treatment within this program. During family therapy sessions, issues are discussed and strategies are put in place on how to cope and interact better at home or school.

More About Our Program

Learn more about our psychiatric inpatient program for teens in Austin, TX

At Cross Creek Hospital, located in Austin, TX, the focus of treatment in the Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Program involves providing a safe, hopeful, and nurturing environment for adolescents, along with expert psychiatric care. We utilize a multidisciplinary team approach to your child’s treatment within this program. Your assigned treatment team will consist of a psychiatrist, nurses, a licensed clinical therapist, and therapeutic care specialists who will work together so that a solid clinical treatment plan is implemented. They are committed to the success of your child. The goal of the treatment program is for each adolescent to return successfully to his or her home, school, and community.

Our 20-bed inpatient unit treats adolescents ages 12-17. The unit is locked and completely separate from the adult units. In addition, sleeping areas, group therapies, and school sessions are segregated by age. The average length of stay is 7 to 10 days but can be shorter or longer depending on the need of the adolescent.

The inpatient unit in this treatment program is designed to stabilize patients during an acute crisis (such as an inability to keep themselves safe and/or to think clearly and coherently). Our approach involves multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment of each young person. Our team performs a comprehensive assessment that reviews functioning and determines possible reasons for the crisis. An appropriate treatment plan for the adolescent and his or her family may include individual, group, and family therapy, as well as medication treatment.

Each adolescent on the unit participates in both a creative and recreational therapy program that includes music therapy and yoga, both of which are designed to meet his or her emotional and physiological needs.

Click here for our adolescent program schedule.

For more information about the adolescent treatment program for mental health, contact Cross Creek Hospital in Austin, Texas, today.

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