Behavioral Health Unit for Children and Teens

Our care team at Ascension Northeast Wisconsin, in Appleton, provides behavioral health care for teens with mental illness and addiction.

Specialized behavioral health care for kids

Behavioral health specialists at our Ascension NE Wisconsin St. Elizabeth Campus provide personalized care for children and teens. We treat behavioral and mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, addictions, and more. Our experienced doctors and nurses are here to help. We listen to you to understand your needs and create a treatment plan that’s right for your child.

Your child’s health and well-being is our priority. That’s why our care team is led by board-certified psychiatrists and neuropsychologists. Our counselors provide one-on-one therapy and support programs.


For non-emergency mental health concerns, call 920-738-2490.

Inpatient and outpatient mental health services

At Ascension St. Elizabeth hospital, we have an inpatient psychiatric unit and specialized programs for teens to address addictions and help your child throughout recovery:

  • Inpatient hospitalization for alcohol, substance abuse and other addictions
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

We provide treatment options for children and support services for families. Our Partial Hospitalization Program focuses on coping skills, communication and personal safety. During our two-week program, we provide individual and group therapy. We work with you and your family to develop healthy habits for your recovery.

Other inpatient and outpatient services include:

  • Family counseling
  • Group therapy
  • One-on-one counseling

Behavioral health recovery and support

Ascension is here for you and your family. We deliver compassionate care, close to home. We offer a multi-specialty care team from onsite pharmacists and registered dietitians to social workers. We’re here to help your child understand how to make lifestyle and diet choices that support improved medication management. We also work with your child’s school and provide community partners to meet their needs.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911. Suicidal thoughts, possible drug overdose or self-harm are emergencies.