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ETMC Behavioral Health Center

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YouthFirst Children

(Inpatient Services)

Call us today for a free assessment for inpatient services in Tyler at 903-566-0088 or 800-566-0088.

For information, call 903-266-2200.

Our YouthFirst Children's Program offers help for children ages 5 to 12 and their families. Activity Table
We provide expert treatment to help children and families experiencing mental and behavioral health problems. We help get lives back into balance. We welcome physician, family and even self-referrals.

The program benefits:

  • The child who is anxious or withdraws from family, friends or favorite activities.
  • The child whose grades go down, whose eating habits deteriorate.
  • The child who cries too often.
  • The child who rages, or frequently explodes.
  • The child who talks of suicide.

We provide:

  • Separate unit for children ages 5 to 12
  • Board-certified child/adolescent psychiatrists on staff
  • Trained staff members, including certified child/adolescent therapists
  • Inpatient stabilization and treatment programs available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Parenting education
  • Family-centered treatment plans
  • Continuous review of treatment plans to monitor progress toward identified goals
  • Discharge and aftercare planning before treatment begins to coordinate a productive return to family, school and community, with appropriate follow-up care.

Treatment is covered by Medicaid and most insurance plans.