Medical Psychiatric Pediatric Program

Organization Name: Hasbro Children's Hospital
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Potter Building
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-444-8638
Eligibility: ages 6-18 , referred by physician or sub-specialist
Services Provided: Pediatric and nursing monitoring
Individual and family therapy
Nutritional services
Group therapy
Instruction in a skills-building curriculum focused on mindfulness, cognitive and behavioral coping strategies, and healthy emotional expression
90 minutes daily of educational programming, coordinated with home schools
Involvement with physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and biofeedback as indicated
Provider Profiles: Our partial hospital program addresses the needs of 6-to 18-year-olds with the same range of diagnoses treated on the inpatient unit. Diagnoses may include gastrointestinal illnesses, eating disorders, diabetes, asthma, seizures, pain syndromes, somatoform disorders, and complex presentations needing diagnostic evaluations.

These children may not require an inpatient stay, but do require a high level of support due to impaired functioning in the home and school settings and/or limited response to outpatient intervention. Some patients may step down to the partial program after a stay as an inpatient, while others at high risk for hospitalization may be able to avoid an inpatient stay by participating.

The program is located in newly renovated and expanded space in the Potter Building, on the Hasbro Children’s/Rhode Island Hospital campus. Children spend an average of three to four weeks in the program, arriving Monday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. and leaving at 3:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are served. Children receive daily pediatric and psychiatric assessment and treatment.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/12/2018