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Questions to ask before psychiatric hospitalization of your child or adolescent.

  1. Why is psychiatric inpatient treatment being recommended for my child?
  2. How will psychiatric inpatient treatment help my child?
  3. What are the other treatment alternatives to hospital treatment?
  4. Is a child and adolescent psychiatrist admitting my child to the hospital?
  5. What does the inpatient treatment include?
  6. How will my child be able to keep up with school work?
  7. What are the responsibilities of the child and adolescent psychiatrist and other people on the treatment team?
  8. How often can I visit my child?
  9. How long will my child be in the hospital?
  10. How much will the hospital stay cost?
  11. Does my insurance cover the hospital costs?
  12. What will happen if I can no longer afford to keep my child in this hospital?
  13. What will happen if the insurance company denies coverage and inpatient treatment is still necessary?
  14. Will my child child be on a unit specifically designed for the treatment of children and adolescents and is this hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) as a treatment facility for youngsters of our child's age?
  15. How will we as parents be involved in our child's hospital treatment, including the decision for discharge and after-care treatment?
  16. How will the decision be made to discharge our child from the hospital?
  17. Once our child is discharged, what are the plans for continuing or follow-up treatment?
  18. Will parents be required to participate in therapy sessions?
  19. When are visiting hours?
  20. Who is my contact person, and how can I reach him or her?

 

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