The Children's Day Unit (CDU) is an outpatient day hospital program located at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center. The CDU is comprised of research participants and adolescents ages 13 to 18 years from the community who require intensive outpatient care.
The Children’s Day Unit specializes in the treatment of:
Adolescents enrolled in the CDU receive a comprehensive evaluation before entering our structured therapeutic program. The CDU also partners with the New York City Board of Education to provide an education for our students during the academic year. At public school PS186X, located on our unit, students attend class daily and are eligible to earn school credits. The CDU also provides educational support and tutoring during our 6-week summer program in July and August.
Adolescents at the CDU can expect:
All assessment and treatment services offered at the CDU are free of charge.
If you would like to learn more about the services provided at the Children’s Day Unit, please contact Mara Eilenberg, LCSW at 646-774-5766.