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Parkside opens to children as young as age five

February 17, 2023 (Tulsa, OK) – Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic has expanded ages served to now include children as young as age five.  The expansion in ages served was a direct response to identified community need.  In addition to calls from parents seeking services for younger children, Parkside verified a complete absence of inpatient psychiatric beds for those younger children within a 1.5 hour drive of the Tulsa metro area.   Parkside has also opened outpatient services to these younger children.

Opening to five-year-old’s complements other recent actions to better serve youth at Parkside.   In January 2023, Parkside opened a “Tween” unit for those ages 11-13.  The new unit allows for better grouping of children by age and supports a youth-friendly mental health patient care environment that is sensitive to the child’s stage of clinical, neurobiological, and psychosocial development.  Opening of the new unit brought additional benefit in terms of access for all ages of youth served at Parkside.

Serving the community since 1959, Parkside’s mission is to provide outstanding mental health and support services. Parkside is a not-for-profit psychiatric hospital and outpatient clinic that has helped those coping with mental health and substance abuse problems since 1959.

Parkside’s Access Department is now located at 1239 S. Trenton Ave., and can be reached 24 hours a day at (918) 588-8888.  The Access department can help with assessments and referrals, as well as coordination of intake for all inpatient admissions.  For more information about Parkside, visit www.parksideinc.org.