Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services

At Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, we specialize in acute psychiatric care for children 5 to 12 years old and adolescents 13 to 17 years old. It is our goal to help our patients stabilize through crisis management and help to develop and implement skills and techniques to assist the individual in eliminating and/or managing their symptoms. We strive to enhance the continuum of care through effective aftercare services provided by our Stepping Stones Outpatient facility and/or other providers.

We believe that it is crucial for families to be involved in the wellness of their children. We encourage families to be involved in treatment by providing information about circumstances surrounding the hospitalization and learning about the treatment and management of substance use and mental health conditions. We also work with parents in understanding patterns and dynamics that may contribute to their children’s difficulties. Including individuals such as guardians, school counselors, social workers, and others to create a well thought out treatment plan and after care is crucial in the success of any patient that we help.

We utilize a holistic approach to the overall wellbeing of our patients. Some of the therapeutic sessions include:

  • Music and Expressive Arts
  • Movement and Mindfulness
  • Recreation Activities
  • Meditation and Yoga
  • Pet Therapy

How do I Take Advantage of These Services?

If you or a loved one is struggling with their mental health or if you feel like there is a psychiatric crisis, we encourage you to do any of the following;

  • Call our hospital at 1-877-755-4907
  • Come into our facility located at 5201 White Lane, Bakersfield California, 93309

If you are concerned for the immediate wellbeing and safety of yourself or a loved one please;

  • Call 911
  • Call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255
  • Call the local Crisis hotline at 1-800-991-5272

Do You Accept Insurance?

We accept most insurance carriers as well as offer rates for cash pay options. We work closely with the County of Kern, local Physicians, Clinics, Schools, EAP programs, and self-referring individuals in order to help them through the assessment process. After assessment, Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital will work closely with each individual in order to determine which program is the best fit for them.

What is the Typical Length of Stay?

Just as every person is unique, each treatment plan for a person is unique and therefore the length of stay is customized to their needs.

Although the path that each of us take in life may look different, we are all faced with similar concerns and struggles. Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is here to help our community navigate their own path and assist them in obtaining the tools needed to overcome their obstacles and walk side by side with them down their road to wellness.