Every child is different and has their own story. When a child does not seem like themselves, is in crisis, or may be a danger to themselves or others, they need help from well trained professionals.

At CHA, we want children and their families to have the best chance of success. We are a Harvard Teaching Hospital that provides caring support for a wide range of mental health needs. 

Our mission is to promote the emotional healing of the children and families in our communities through:

  • Excellence in compassionate and sustainable mental health care
  • Attention to meeting the needs of diverse, underserved populations
  • Partnership with families, communities, and colleagues
  • Research, innovation, and teaching of best practice care

Contact Us

  • Behavioral Health Access & Crisis Line: 833-222-2030
  • Inpatient Services (bed search): 617-665-1372

The new Center for Inpatient Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

In June 2022, CHA opened a new inpatient center for youth with acute behavioral health needs.

Located in Somerville, the beautiful new facility offers care for children 3-12, adolescents 13-17, and children with neuro-developmental disorders.

Services We Offer

  • Projective psychological testing to clarify complex diagnoses
  • Robust group treatment and assessment
  • Skills-based work on emotion regulation and coping skills
  • Occupational therapy and sensory assessments
  • Recommendations to schools and community based providers
  • Family therapy consultation
  • Sibling and family support groups
  • Consultation from CHA pediatricians
  • Educational resources to help children stay current with their academic work
  • Psychological testing to assess cognitive strengths and weakness

Conditions We Treat

  • Attachment disorder
  • Behavior problems
  • Depression
  • Early onset psychosis
  • Family/relationship problems
  • Mood/anxiety disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (autism and ADHD)
  • Trauma

Where You Can Find Us


CHA Cambridge Hospital

1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139


Cambridge Teen Health Center

CHA Cambridge Teen Health Center

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
459 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02138


Somerville Teen Connection

CHA Somerville Teen Connection

Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143


Everett Teen Health Center

CHA Everett Teen Health Center

Everett High School
100 Elm Street

Everett, MA 02149


Malden Teen Health Center

CHA Malden Teen Health Center

Malden High School
77 Salem Street (behind CVS)

Malden, MA 02148


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