UNM Children's Psychiatric Center
UNM Children's Psychiatric Center

MSC 10 8000
1001 Yale Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-5631

Phone: (505) 272-2890

UNM Programs for Children

MSC 10 8000
2600 Marble Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-5391

Phone: (505) 272-2190

UNM Cimarron Clinic

MSC 10 8000
1001 Yale Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-5631

Phone: (505) 272-0371

UNM Children's Psychiatric Center

UNM Children's Psychiatric Center provides intensive psychiatric treatment to children and adolescents through the age of 17. Acute inpatient care is provided at UNM Children’s Psychiatric Hospital, and includes family education to increase parents' and siblings' understanding and ability to manage their children.  Because every child and family is unique, special care is taken to individualize and refine treatments based on psychiatric assessment, medication evaluation, and treatment.

An integral part of treatment is the development of a strong working relationship with the patient's home community, which can be accomplished with thoughtful discharge planning. In addition to the family, we work with community agencies and schools to facilitate a child's successful return to family and community, while enhancing continuity of patient care.

 Programs for Children and Adolescents is the outpatient program at CPC and provides the following services to children and adolescents in the Albuquerque metropolitan area, with emotional or behavioral health disorders:

  • Mental health diagnostic evaluations
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Multi-systemic therapy (MST)
  • Community family team therapy (CFT)
  • School-based therapy
  • Medication assessment and management through the Cimarron Clinic
  • Comprehensive Community Support Services, CCSS (formerly case management)
  • Short Term Crisis Stabilization Therapy (ACCESS/Bridges Clinic)
  • Short Term follow up Support and Transition Planning after discharge from CPH (ACCESS/Parachute Plan) 

Children’s Psychiatric Center’s clinical services, under the direction of the UNM School of Medicine faculty include comprehensive evaluation and assessment, treatment planning, individual, group and family therapy, psychopharmacology, speech, art, and recreational therapy. Children, their families, and CPC work together to design a treatment program specific to the child's strengths and needs.

UNM Children's Psychiatric Center is an Academic Medical Center providing quality psychiatric treatment to seriously emotionally disturbed children.  We are the only such facility in New Mexico. Moreover, we are inextricably linked to the many and varied resources of the UNM Hospitals System. Please further explore our website and come to us questions. We're here to help.