Behavioral Health Integrated Program

The Behavioral Health Integrated Program (BHIP), a consultation liaison service, provides comprehensive assessments to children who are hospitalized for medical illnesses. Staff is available for inpatient and outpatient psychiatric, psychological and psychosocial consultation, evaluation, and treatment. Referrals to this service come from the patient’s attending physician. Issues often addressed on our service include:

  • Urgent assessment and intervention, and safety planning with mental health crises
  • Evaluation, medication management and supportive therapy for  mental health needs including: mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic symptoms, substance misuse
  • Evaluation and intervention for Eating Disorders including Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
  • Intervention for behavioral or emotional concerns that interfere with medical treatment
  • Supportive therapy for patients and families in coping with chronic illness or trauma
  • Assessment of organic mental health syndromes that result in alteration of mental status
  • Evaluation and treatment of unexplained physical  symptoms that may be a result of psychological processes

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