Children's Hospital Colorado
Pediatric Mental Health Institute
Pediatric Mental Health Institute
  • Additional Information:

    Phone numbers for specific programs: • Eating Disorder Program: 720-777-6452 • Medical Day Treatment Program: 720-777-2900 • Neuropsychiatric Special Care Program: 720-777-3191 • Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program: 720-777-4360 • Psychiatric Day Treatment Program & School Refusal Program: 720-777-7794

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Mental Health Services at Children's Hospital Colorado

An elementary school-age African American child plays with a toy in a waiting room.The Pediatric Mental Health Institute team provides a full range of behavioral and mental health services for children and adolescents including:

  • Outpatient care
  • Partial hospitalization
  • Inpatient care
  • Emergency services

In each of our specialty programs, we offer the following services:

  • Diagnostic evaluations
  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Parent counseling and education programs
  • Consultation with other departments and services at Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Educational programs for mental health and child healthcare professionals

Comprehensive care for kids and teens

Our interdisciplinary teams include psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, nurses and creative art therapists who specialize in addressing the unique treatment needs every child and adolescent we serve. Our teams treat children from birth to 18 years of age and collaborate with families to promote healthy outcomes, no matter what challenge.

An infographic in the shape of a circle with the balloon boy logo in the middle. The top half of the circle is plum and shows Outpatient Services. The bottom half left is green for Partial Hospitalization and the bottom half right is for Inpatient.

Brenda Gaughan, mother of a patient at Children's Hospital Colorado's Mental Health department.

“When it got to a point where I didn’t know what to do anymore, I was desperate and called Children’s Colorado. Once we got there, I felt like they would be with us for the rest of our lives if we needed them. I felt like a big blanket was wrapped around me and it was going to be okay.”
— Brenda Gaughan, Claire’s mom


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