Mesa, Arizona’s Preferred Adolescent Inpatient Program for Behavioral Health

Opening May 2024

Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital offers developmentally appropriate care for adolescents ages 11-17 who are suffering from behavioral health disorders, substance use disorders, and co-occurring concerns. In our adolescent program, we provide specialized care for young people who require professional support for acute concerns.  

Learn More About Our Adolescent Inpatient Program

Located in Mesa, Arizona, Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital is a leading provider of adolescent inpatient services. Our highly effective inpatient program is available for young people who are in crisis and need structured care to help them begin their healing journey. 

In the adolescent inpatient program, we treat a wide range of behavioral health concerns, including: 

  • Anxiety 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Depression 
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Psychosis 
  • Self-harm 
  • Suicidal ideation 
  • Substance use disorders 
  • Co-occurring disorders 

Adolescents in our inpatient program receive round-the-clock care in a safe setting. We help our patients stabilize and take strides toward sustained wellness so that they can return home or transition to a lower level of care. While the typical length of stay in our adolescent inpatient program is five to 13 days, the actual program duration depends on the needs and progress of each individual.  

At this level of care, we provide intensive services that are designed to address the unique needs of each patient in an age-appropriate manner. We recognize that the stage of life a person is in can impact how they respond to treatment, and we deliver care that can help them be more productive at home, at school, and in their community.  

At Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital, we understand that adolescence can be a uniquely challenging time, and we treat each of our patients with the utmost compassion. When your child or other loved one participates in programming at our inpatient hospital, you can feel at ease knowing that they will receive the emotional support and encouragement they need to embark on a path to healing. 

Therapies & Services in Our Adolescent Inpatient Program

People undergo significant emotional, social, and mental development during their adolescent years. For this reason, we are committed to providing programming that can help our young patients become the very best versions of themselves. We recognize that each adolescent has a different life experience, which is why we take the time to get to know them personally and offer care that meets them where they are on their healing journey.  

Each young person’s time at our inpatient hospital begins with an in-depth assessment. During this evaluation, our team gathers details about their mental and physical health history, symptoms, needs, strengths, and goals. Then, we use this information to create a personalized care plan.  

Our adolescent patients can benefit from an assortment of services and therapies. Depending on the needs of each individual, their care plan may include: 

  • Basic medical care: Our trained physicians and registered nurses (RNs) provide minor medical care. Patients receive a medical assessment at admission and follow-up medical care as needed throughout their stay.  
  • Medication management services: Adolescent patients who are taking medication as part of their care plan can meet with members of our nursing staff, such as RNs or licensed practical nurses (LPNs), who administer medications and monitor their effects. These services are offered daily. 
  • Detoxification services: Detox can be a crucial first step on a person’s recovery journey. We provide on-site medical detox services for adolescent patients who have developed addictions to a variety of substances. The detox program lasts an average of seven to 10 days, and services are provided by a certified addictionologist. We encourage patients in the detox program to take part in group therapy to address the psychological aspects of addiction. For patients who are going through withdrawal from opioids, we may prescribe Suboxone to help ease uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.  
  • Group therapy: Adolescent patients generally attend four group sessions each day. These sessions are led by licensed therapists and cover topics such as relapse prevention, education, goal setting, life skills, and coping mechanisms. Group therapy can be highly beneficial for young people because it allows them an opportunity to improve their social wellness and establish connections with other adolescents who understand what they are going through. 

Features of Our Adolescent Inpatient Program

At Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital, we aim to empower young people to envision the bright futures they deserve and guide them through programming that can help them achieve to their highest potential.  

Key features of our adolescent inpatient program include:  

  • A structured and welcoming environment: Our facility offers a well-organized, secure setting where young patients can engage in transformative programming. In the inpatient program, adolescents follow routines to promote stability and overall wellness.  
  • Continual monitoring: Our attentive staff provides 24/7 supervision and support to ensure the safety of our patients. It’s important to us that our patients have immediate access to assistance whenever they need it. 
  • Individualized care: We tailor our patients’ care in a way that can help them achieve the best outcomes possible. Our team gets to know each patient and provides them with the therapies and services they need to improve their quality of life. 
  • Evidence-based practices: Patients in our adolescent inpatient program can receive services that have been shown to yield positive results. We offer a range of research-backed interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and 12-Step programming. 
  • Multidisciplinary staff: Our team provides expert guidance that fosters hope. Patients can work with a variety of professionals, including psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, RNs, LPNs, licensed clinical social workers, behavioral health specialists, licensed professional counselors, certified recreational therapists, and dietitians.  
  • Detailed continuing care plans: Inpatient care is generally just the first step on a person’s healing journey. We understand that adolescents may need ongoing support after their time in the inpatient program ends, which is why we offer thorough continuing care plans. Aftercare plans are customized to provide each patient with referrals and resources that can help them in their next phase of healing.  

Why Choose Our Adolescent Inpatient Program

If someone you love can benefit from focused adolescent psychiatric care in Mesa, Arizona, our inpatient hospital may be the ideal place for them. Featuring five units and 100 beds, our state-of-the-art inpatient psychiatric facility is a place where patients can begin to heal with the support of empathetic professionals.  

Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital serves adolescents located in the greater Phoenix area, the state of Arizona, and the southwestern region of the United States. Located just 14 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, our facility is easily accessible for people who are visiting from across the country. 

We offer a welcoming environment and all the comforts of home so that our young patients can feel relaxed as they work toward better health. Each unit features an outdoor courtyard, the latest in safety technology, and plenty of natural light throughout indoor treatment areas.  

Personalized care is fundamental to the inpatient programming we offer, and we work with each adolescent to ensure that we meet their unique needs. We also believe that when our patients play an active role in the therapeutic process, they can experience better clinical outcomes. For this reason, we encourage our patients to voice their concerns and ask questions along the way so that they can optimize their time with us.  

Even after their time in our adolescent inpatient program ends, we want those in our care to continue achieving milestones. We help our patients set long-term goals and then provide them with the resources they need to see them through. Each patient receives an individualized, detailed aftercare plan that may include referrals to follow-up services, a lower level of care, or local support groups. We begin the discharge planning process at the time of admission and adjust each patient’s plan throughout their stay to ensure that it aligns with their needs and goals. 

The Admissions Process

At Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital, we strive to make it as easy as possible for families to find their loved ones the essential care they need. Our admissions staff is available 24/7 to answer questions and help parents or guardians initiate the intake process. If someone you love can benefit from our adolescent inpatient program, you can reach out to our knowledgeable and caring admissions staff via phone or by visiting us in person.  

To meet the criteria for adolescent inpatient program admission, a young person must: 

  • Be between the ages of 11 and 17 
  • Be struggling with a behavioral health concern, substance use disorder, or dual diagnosis 
  • Be a danger to themselves or others, require detoxification, or have psychosis and be unable to make sound decisions 
  • Have a parent or guardian sign them in for treatment 

Every prospective patient receives an initial screening to help our team determine if they meet the criteria for program admission. Potential patients also meet with an RN and clinician for medical and psychosocial assessments. Adolescents are either admitted to the program or referred to another trusted provider if they do not meet the criteria for inpatient care at our facility. 

Don’t delay finding your loved one comprehensive care that can help them flourish in all areas of their life. When young people seek behavioral healthcare services early, it can give them the best chance of developing into happy, healthy adults.  

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital.