Behavioral and Mental Health Services

Norton Children’s Behavioral & Mental Health, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, provides mental health care for children ages 2 to 21. Children and their families have access to a multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists who provide inpatient and outpatient mental health services.

In collaboration with providers at Norton Children’s Hospital, our team consults with specialists about medical needs that may be impacting a child’s mental health while hospitalized. This could include hematology/oncology or diabetes care, transplant services, organ failure and more.

Inpatient Mental Health Care Services

We offer inpatient care for children and teens facing a mental health emergency.

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Outpatient Mental Health Care Services

We offer outpatient mental health care services for children, teens and families for complex behavioral and mental health needs.

Learn More About Outpatient Services

Norton Children’s Behavioral and Mental Health – 6305

Norton Children’s Behavioral and Mental Health

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(502) 629-6305


If you have an emergency situation or crisis, call 911 or visit the closest emergency department.

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