1 of only 2 units in New England and the only one in CT with comprehensive pediatric and mental health services

At Connecticut Children's Medical Psychiatric Integrated Care Unit, we support and treat children and adolescents from ages 6-17 with complex medical and psychiatric needs. Our inclusive approach consists of trauma-informed care with state-of-the-art medical capability and a multidisciplinary team.   


Our inpatient unit was thoughtfully designed to accommodate 12 patients with complex medical and psychiatric needs. All rooms are private with individual bathrooms, and we have dedicated rooms that are large enough to accommodate assistive devices.  

Our team encourages wellness and healing through many touchpoints throughout our patients' stay. Residents can take comfort in a shared community space, rehabilitative gym, private consultation and treatment rooms, dedicated sensory-friendly rooms, and more. 

Treatments & Services

After an initial evaluation, our team of experts will commit to: 

  • Ongoing medical treatment 
  • Psycho-therapeutic groups 
  • Psychotropic medication management 
  • Short-term individual and family psychotherapies 
  • Trauma-informed approach to care 
  • Inpatient level of medical and psychiatric care 
  • Multidisciplinary treatment planning 
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies 
  • Nutrition support 
  • Academic instruction and support 
  • Disposition planning 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some examples of conditions we treat in our inpatient unit:

  • Somatic symptom and related disorders (such as functional neurological symptom disorder) with:
    • Severe decline in daily functioning or loss of activities of daily living 
    • Severe depression or anxiety
    • Intensive integrated rehabilitation service needs
  • Disordered eating with:
    • Active suicidal ideation
    • Need for feeding tube support
  • Complex medical needs such as tracheostomy, advanced respiratory support or paraplegia accompanied by situational or chronic mental health crises.
  • Chronic medical conditions that significantly impact mental health

This depends on a variety of factors. Children must be between the ages of 6 and 17 years old with medical and psychiatric conditions that require an inpatient level of care. Patients who stay in our unit must already be admitted to our hospital. Additionally, we require that all patients be able to safely participate and engage in a social, group setting. 

Our team focuses on the clinical, psychological and social health of your child. Your child will work with the following team members:

Is Your Child in Crisis?

If your child is in crisis, or a danger to themselves or others, call 911. In Connecticut, you can also call 211 for emergency or crisis intervention. For free, confidential support from the National Suicide Prevention Life Line, call 1.800.273.8255 or text “HOME” to 741741.