Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent)

Kobacker Center

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Inpatient Treatment

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The Kobacker Center is northwest Ohio's first hospital devoted to adolescents with severe emotional troubles placing them at risk of harm to themselves or others. The facility includes 18 beds for adolescents ages 13 to 17 who are having acute mental-health crises. The average length of of hospitalization is 3 to 5 days. 

Inpatient treatment is individualized and tailored to meet the unique needs of each teen. The program is designed to provide a supportive, structured environment where positive life experiences can be fostered. Kobacker Center's interdisciplinary team is led by a child/adolescent psychiatrist. The team also consists of family therapists, registered nurses, nursing assistants, mental health techs, recreational and expressive art therapists, and an academic tutor.

 Inpatient treatment program goals

  • To decrease psychiatric symptoms and improve functioning of the patient in his or her family, school, and community
  • To ensure continued treatment outside the inpatient setting upon discharge

Our philosophy of care

The adolescent psychiatry staff believe family involvement is key to a teen's successful treatment. To develop a treatment plan, staff incorporate information from family members about the adolescent's problems. Families are encouraged to communicate regularly with team members and attend treatment team meetings.

The team has developed integrated treatment options, which have proven to be successful in treating emotional distress among adolescents.

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Last Updated: 11/13/20