Behavioral Health Integrated Program

The Behavioral Health Integrated Program (BHIP), a consultation liaison service, provides behavioral health services to children who are hospitalized for medical illnesses. Clinicians are available for inpatient psychiatric and psychological consultation/evaluation and brief 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 brief, evidence-based intervention for mental health needs
  • Evaluation and intervention for eating disorders
  • Intervention for behavioral or emotional concerns that interfere with medical treatment
  • 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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