Every child is different and has their own story. When a child does not seem like themselves, is in crisis, or may be a danger to themselves or others, they need help from well trained professionals.

At CHA, we want children and their families to have the best chance of success. We are a Harvard Teaching Hospital that provides caring support for a wide range of mental health needs. 

Our mission is to promote the emotional healing of the children and families in our communities through:

  • Excellence in compassionate and sustainable mental health care
  • Attention to meeting the needs of diverse, underserved populations
  • Partnership with families, communities, and colleagues
  • Research, innovation, and teaching of best practice care

The new Center for Inpatient Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

In June 2022, CHA opened a new inpatient center for youth with acute behavioral health needs.

Located in Somerville, the beautiful new facility offers care for children 3-12, adolescents 13-17, and children with neuro-developmental disorders.

Services We Offer

  • Projective psychological testing to clarify complex diagnoses
  • Robust group treatment and assessment
  • Skills-based work on emotion regulation and coping skills
  • Occupational therapy and sensory assessments
  • Recommendations to schools and community based providers
  • Family therapy consultation
  • Sibling and family support groups
  • Consultation from CHA pediatricians
  • Educational resources to help children stay current with their academic work
  • Psychological testing to assess cognitive strengths and weakness

Conditions We Treat

  • Attachment disorder
  • Behavior problems
  • Depression
  • Early onset psychosis
  • Family/relationship problems
  • Mood/anxiety disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (autism and ADHD)
  • Trauma

Where You Can Find Us

Hospital

CHA Cambridge Hospital

1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

617-665-1000

Teen Health Center

CHA Cambridge Teen Health Center

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
459 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02138

617-665-1548

Teen Connection

CHA Somerville Teen Health Center

Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143

617-575-5690

Teen Health Center

CHA Everett Teen Health Center

Everett High School
100 Elm Street

Everett, MA 02149

617-843-0700

Malden Teen Health Center

CHA Malden Teen Health Center

Malden High School
77 Salem Street (behind CVS)

Malden, MA 02148

781-338-0101

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