Children’s Outpatient Services


Children and teens with mental illnesses need special attention and specialized care in an environment especially designed for them. AltaPointe Children’s Outpatient Services provides treatment for children and teens ages 3-19, and their families, with the ultimate goal of helping them maintain stability in the community.

Children and teens admitted to this program reside in Mobile, Baldwin or Washington counties in south Alabama. They may have been abused, neglected and delinquent; exhibit emotional or behavioral problems; or have significant school-related issues.

Approach to Treatment

AltaPointe’s therapists use state-of-the-art, evidence-based practices that specialize in treating trauma, bereavement, child sexual abuse, behavior management, and other issues. Treatment focuses on problem resolution, symptom reduction, stabilization and/or prevention of movement to a higher level of care. The type of treatment is highly variable and depends upon the individual’s existing symptoms.

Services may include:

  • Child-Outpatient-Sand-Therapyassessment and evaluation
  • supportive therapy
  • psychiatric services
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • systemic family therapy
  • behavior modification
  • social skills training
  • play therapy
  • expressive therapies
  • case management
  • day treatment

When children or teens experience psychiatric crises, however, they may be referred to the region’s only free-standing psychiatric hospital for children and teens, BayPointe Hospital, which is located in west Mobile and operated by AltaPointe. Our comprehensive continuum assures that our patients receive the care they need no matter what services they may require to achieve wellness.

Children’s Mental Health Statistics

What Are the Symptoms of Mental Illness in Children?

Case Management Services

For patients with severe and persistent mental illness requiring a variety of services within the AltaPointe system and externally from various community resources Learn more

Children’s Day Treatment – Mobile County

For severely emotionally disturbed students enrolled in grades 1-8 of the Mobile County Public School System Learn more

Children’s Day Treatment – Baldwin County

For children and teens whose behavioral and emotional problems hinder their normal development in school and at home. Learn more

In-Home Family Intervention Program

For children in significant emotion distress and at risk for out-of-home placement due to the severity of their situation Learn more

Project Achieve

For children ages 6 to 17 who have been diagnosed with mental illness and intellectual disability Learn more

Reaching & Encouraging Active Parenting – REAP

AltaPointe’s program for educating parents Learn more

School-Based Therapy

AltaPointe offers school-based therapy services in some area public schools as well as a summer day treatment program on the BayPointe Children’s Hospital campus. Learn more

Therapy & Psychiatric Services

For children ages 4 to 18 exhibiting one or more of a broad range of mental health deficiencies Learn more