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1-800-640-1211 | 973-6100 | TTY: 973-6142
268 Stillwater Ave, PO Box 422, Bangor, ME 04402-0422

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Youth Services

Who We Are

Acadia Hospital is a non-profit psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility located in Bangor, Maine and a member of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS).

Our approach to client care revolves around the concept of recovery and the importance of developing a therapeutic relationship with the client and his or her family.

Easy Access To Services

Acadia Hospital offers rapid access to a wide array of mental health and substance abuse services for children and teens. These include evaluation services, medication management, therapy, day treatment and inpatient services.

We take referrals twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week. All referrals get immediate attention for triage and referral to the appropriate program for screening/intake.

Call Acadia Hospital at 973-6100 or 1-800-640-1211.

Seamless Continuum of Care

As a hospital we treat our clients at different levels of care based on clinical appropriateness, the desire of the family and input from referring providers.

We also understand and value the need to maintain a connection with the client’s other care team members, with the ultimate goal of returning the client to their original providers.

We make every effort to collaborate on a course of care. With guardian permission we will share clinical information including treatment changes and discharge plans.

Services Tailored for the Client

All of our youth programs support the needs of the client and his or her family through medication management, individual therapy, family therapy, education and support. The client’s care is directed by a psychiatrist.

Outpatient—Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation is done within 48 hours of the referral call. Ongoing medication management, individual, family and group therapy are available as needed following the evaluation.

This level of care is ideal for clarifying the current factors causing the person difficulty at home or school, and for providing psychiatric expertise to address these concerns.

Intensive Psychiatric Treatment—(Intensive Outpatient Program/Partial Hospitalization)—Multi-disciplinary, milieu-based treatment addressing both mental health and substance abuse conditions, with hours tailored to best meet the needs of the client and his or her family.

In addition, the program offers a school component as well as occupational therapy evaluation and treatment.

These programs address clients who are experiencing intensive psychiatric symptoms causing disruption academically, socially and within themselves. This level of care keeps the person engaged in his or her daily routine while improving symptoms and disruptive behaviors. Our summer and after-school programs offer creative approaches to achieve these goals.

Inpatient Services—Our secure and highly staffed environment offers short-term stabilization in a safe, warm and caring setting.

Substance Abuse – Inquire about Acadia’s specialty treatment programming for youth substance abuse.

Family feedback from comment box

"The staff at Acadia were all so nice and easy to work with. You all helped my child and family in a way that changed our lives."

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