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Inpatient Psychiatry

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We have one focus: kids.

We have advanced training in helping children and teens with emotional, behavioral and developmental disorders. In addition to providing care on our inpatient unit, we offer outpatient consultation to young people dealing with the stress of a chronic medical condition, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. We also provide consultation for children admitted for medical and/or surgical care who may also be experiencing emotional or mental health issues.

If your child or teen is experiencing a mental health crisis, our behavioral health emergency services, located within Akron Children's Hospital's emergency department, is dedicated to evaluating and treating children and teens who present to our ER with mental and behavioral problems.

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Inpatient Psychiatry
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
214 W. Bowery Street
Akron, Ohio 44338
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Our Doctors/Providers

Charles Brown
Charles Brown, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Elena Hissett
Elena Hissett, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Jacsun Kellogg, MSN, APRN-CNS

Child and Adolescent Clinical Nurse Specialist

Laura Markley
Laura Markley, MD

Medical Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry; Community Pediatrics Liaison; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; General Pediatrician

Susan Neilan
Susan Neilan, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Andrea Nelson
Andrea Nelson, MSN, APRN-CNP

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Jason Spivey, Sr.
Jason Spivey, Sr., MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Tiffany Thomas-Lakia
Tiffany Thomas-Lakia, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist