Dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of children and adolescents by expanding the reach of evidence-based, family-focused mental health care. Keeping patients safe is our top priority. We're delivering thoughtful, high-quality care for kids who need it: both in person and through telehealth.
Dr. K. Ron-Li Liaw is the Cannon Y. & Lyndia Harvey Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Chair of the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado. Dr. Liaw is a Professor, Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Division Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She serves as the inaugural Mental Health In-Chief at Colorado Children's Hospital to help shape and oversee child mental health vision and strategy, operations, quality, safety, and workforce development system-wide.
Inpatient Psychiatric Services
Our inpatient services include 24-hours care for children and adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis who require inpatient treatment for stabilization and safety. Children aged 3 to 12 years who require psychiatric hospitalization are treated on the Child Psychiatric Unit (CPU); adolescents aged 13 to 17 are treated on the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit (APU). This service will be increasing from previous 18 bed unit to 26 bed unit mid-2022 and will have age based "zones" for cohorting and treatment.
We provide outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization services at Anschutz Medical Campus, Children's Hospital Colorado's Highlands Ranch and Broomfield Network of Care locations. This includes specialty programs in perinatal mental health, anxiety, externalizing problems, mood disorders, eating disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Integrated Specialty Care
Our Division provides fully integrated mental health services for a number of specialty programs at Children's Hospital Colorado, including programs for Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, neurology, urology, and transplant among others.
The Partial Hospitalization Program includes structured and intensive daily programming for children and adolescents experiencing serious emotional and behavioral challenges. Our division provides a general partial hospitalization program as well as specialized programs including:
(1) Eating Disorders Program
(2) Medical Day Treatment
(3) Neuropsychiatric Special Care
Colorado Springs Children's Hospital Colorado
Our Colorado Springs location is currently undergoing growth and strategic planning. We currently offer the following services: (1) Psychiatric Emergency Services, (2) Consultation Services, (3) therapists in some local schools, (4) Integrated Care in the Specialty Clinics at The Briargate Center, (5) traditional outpatient services at Telstar location, and (6) Partial Hospitalization Program at Telstar location.
We currently offer the following clinical care modalities, but not limited to: