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Never give up hope.

When your child struggles with tough mental or behavioral health challenges, Tanager Place’s Inpatient Programs provide the structure, safety and compassion they need to overcome their crisis. We give youth who may have experienced psychiatric hospitalization and other intensive treatments a chance to flip the script, so they can return home and lead happier, healthier lives.

Those interested in Inpatient Services and curious about eligibility requirements are encouraged to complete the Inpatient Referral Form. By providing preliminary information, we can best determine if this treatment option is the best fit for the child. 

Tanager Place has two highly respected inpatient programs for children and teens struggling with cognitive, developmental and behavioral challenges: our Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children (PMIC) and Intermediate Care Facility for Intellectual Disability (ICF/ID).

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What we treat.

Children and families who benefit most inpatient services face a number of challenges, including:

  • ADHD
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Attachment issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Childhood trauma
  • Depression
  • Developmental disorders
  • Health-related behavioral issues
  • Mild intellectual disabilities
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual abuse

Compassion makes all the difference.


Programming takes place in a nurturing, home-like setting and centers around developing social, coping and problem-solving skills. Our goal is to use trauma-informed care components to help youth reach their full potential and build positive, strong relationships so they can return home as soon as possible.

Programs are staffed by an interdisciplinary team of specialists who provide strengths-based care for every child and teen who walks through our doors. This interdisciplinary team includes child psychiatrists, nursing staff, Masters level therapists and direct-care staff to ensure your child receives the care they need.

Treatment modalities may include collaborative problem-solving, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, expressive arts therapy, play therapy and recreation. These may be implemented in individual, group or family therapy sessions.

Eligibility: Children ages 10-17 who have ongoing mental health challenges and safety concerns in the home and/or school setting despite ongoing outpatient services. Admission is based on medical necessity and requires prior approval by Tanager Place and payment providers.


Programs offer children and adolescents with mild intellectual disabilities and behavioral challenges a safe and supportive environment. Active treatment is individually tailored to improve and/or maintain skills and foster greater self-reliance and independence.

The interdisciplinary team includes child psychiatrists, nursing staff, Masters level therapists, Bachelors level counselors and direct-care staff to ensure your child receives the care they need.

Involvement in treatment modalities such as art and music therapy, recreation, individual, group and family therapy/counseling are based on current assessment including cognitive ability and age appropriateness.

Eligibility: Children ages 10-17 who have mild intellectual disabilities and a mental health diagnosis. Admission requires prior approval by Tanager Place and payment providers.

Tanager Place PMIC is made of 4 cottages, each with 12 clients. Each cottage has living and recreation rooms, a laundry room, bedrooms and bathrooms. Your child will eat all meals in the cottage dining room. A full kitchen is available in every cottage, but most meals are made in a main kitchen and brought to the cottage at meal time. Our campus offers activity areas including a gymnasium, library, playground, baseball diamond, basketball court, ga-ga ball pit, track, and play area with enough room for clients to play soccer, fly kites, run, and ride bikes. Cottages participate in activities in the community on a daily basis. These might include: swimming, YMCA, baseball games, parks, shopping, volunteering, library visits, and bowling.

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We're here to help.

If your child continues to struggle while receiving outpatient services, inpatient programming may be an option to consider. Call Tanager Place to determine if this program is a right fit for you and your child.

Call (319) 365-9164 for admissions information.