Recognizing  that these difficult economic and political times place increased pressure on young adults, the KidsPeace Psychiatric Hospital has begun admitting clients in the 18-21 year old range. "It has become very evident over the past 6-9 months that this group of young people needs a place to turn if they experience psychiatric crisis," said Director of Admissions and Marketing Sean Klutinoty. "An adult psychiatric hospital can be a very scary place to this group," Klutinoty added. "KidsPeace has been serving young people since 1882, and we treat all of our clients with care, understanding and respect for their cultures and stages in life."

The KidsPeace Psychiatric Hospital is located on the beautiful Orchard Hills Campus in Orefield, PA, only a short distance from all Lehigh Valley Emergency Rooms. The rolling hills and more than 255 acres of peaceful countryside add to the healing environment of the hospital, and our clients respond positively to the modern facilities and highly experienced staff.

KidsPeace offers treatment to for most DSM-IV diagnoses, as well as behavior and emotional issues, but is not equipped to provide detoxification services or to treat medically unstable clients. Referrals come to the hospital from a variety of sources, including hospital emergency rooms, private physicians and psychologists, schools and colleges, and other professionals who understand the level of acuity KidsPeace Psychiatric Hospital handles. KidsPeace accepts private insurance or government funded coverage and quickly determines level of payment prior to admission.

For more information or to make a referral to the KidsPeace Psychiatric Hospital, contact Customer Relations/Admissions at 800-8KID-123 (800-854-3123).