A partnership between Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services is making it easier for young people to get the emotional and behavioral support they need.

In spring 2016, PRMC and Adventist joined the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation to celebrate the opening of the new Rebecca and Leighton Moore Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit at PRMC. The new unit provides outpatient behavioral healthcare for children as young as four years old.

The highly skilled clinical team provides compassionate behavioral healthcare to help patients successfully manage their illness and maintain optimal activity at home or school. The Outpatient Wellness Clinic treats children with anxiety and stress; ADHD; bipolar disorder; conduct disorders; depression; grieving and loss; obsessive compulsive disorder; personality disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; and schizophrenia.

While adults often feel depressed due to stress at work or home, financial problems or medical conditions, children deal with much different issues. Often, they are struggling to cope with pressure to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment or are victims of bullying. These all-too-common situations can lead to behavioral health problems such as anxiety, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorders.

If parents notice signs of depression in their children, such as changes in sleep and appetite, isolation from friends, behavior problems or lack of interest in activities for two weeks or more, they should call the clinic for help.

In addition to outpatient care for children and adolescents, PRMC also offers adult inpatient and partial hospitalization services. 

If you or a loved one needs help, call PRMC’s Outpatient Wellness Clinic at 410-543-7119. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Adult Services

Peninsula Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services, offers expert behavioral healthcare for adults with mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Our services include psychiatric assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, psychoeducation and medication management. Call 410-543-7160 to learn more.

Inpatient Services

The 13-bed inpatient unit provides intensive behavioral health treatment for adult patients whose acute symptoms require 24-hour care and supervision. The inpatient unit accepts voluntary and involuntary patients.

Outpatient services

We offer outpatient therapeutic services, including individual therapy and medication management, for children and adults. After an initial behavioral health assessment, our clinical team will provide a customized treatment plan that is designed to help patients successfully manage their illness and maintain optimal activity at home, work, or school.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The PHP is provided Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The program enables patients to receive intensive behavioral health treatment during the day while remaining in the community. Patients will participate in daily therapeutic group activities and receive weekly consultations, including medication review and management, from a board-certified psychiatrist. The PHP is also helpful in assisting patients in their transition from inpatient care.