Behavioral and Mental Health

Norton Children’s Behavioral & Mental Health, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, provides outpatient and inpatient mental health care for children ages 2 to 21. Patients and their families have access to child psychiatric and psychological evaluation and treatments. Services include medication therapy and a broad range of individual, group and family therapies. A social worker is on call to assist with addressing barriers to care.

What We Treat

We offer two distinct care types depending on the patient’s need:

  • Inpatient care provided at Norton Children’s Hospital through the Ackerly Child Psychiatric Unit

Learn More About Inpatient Services

  • Outpatient care provided at Norton Hospital in downtown Louisville and the Norton Children’s Behavioral & Mental Health office on Stonestreet Road

Learn More About Outpatient Services


‘The Best Care to Meet the Child Where They Are’

“When families choose Norton Children’s Behavioral & Mental Health for their child’s care, they are choosing a multidisciplinary team focused on providing the best care to meet the child where they are.”

Christopher K. Peters, M.D.
Medical Director
Norton Children’s Behavioral & Mental Health

Why Choose Norton Children’s Behavioral & Mental Health

  • Assessment and management of complex behavioral and mental health needs
  • Access to a multidisciplinary team consisting of more than two dozen outpatient clinicians
  • Pediatric inpatient unit focused specifically on acute psychiatric treatment
  • 1,900 children and adolescents receive outpatient care, 700 receive inpatient care and 2,000 are evaluated in the emergency department each year
Norton Children’s Behavioral and Mental Health – 6305

Norton Children’s Behavioral and Mental Health

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(502) 629-6305


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