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UNM Children's Psychiatric Center


UNM Children's Psychiatric Center – New Mexico's only such facility affiliated with an academic medical center – provides intensive behavioral health care for children and adolescents through age 17. We're the only provider in the state where you'll find treatment for children with serious emotional disturbances regardless of your family's ability to pay. 

Family-centered Care

Your child benefits from personalized care that may include inpatient, residential or partial hospitalization (day) programs at our center, which includes a 53-bed cottage-style hospital and adolescent inpatient unit. Families play a vital role in children's recovery and well-being, so loved ones join educational and therapy sessions as necessary. Psychiatric Center staff work with community agencies and your child's school to help him or her succeed after returning home.

Network of Care

Because we're part of the UNM Health system, your family easily transitions to and from a variety of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health care providers. Expert faculty from UNM School of Medicine oversees the center's services to ensure your family receives safe, high-quality care.

Driving Directions

1001 Yale Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

From Santa Fe

  1. Take I-25 south. Take exit 225 - Lomas Boulevard.
  2. Turn left onto Lomas Boulevard.
  3. Turn left onto University Boulevard. 
  4. Turn right onto Tucker Avenue.
  5. Turn left onto Yale Avenue.

The Children's Psychiatric Center is on the left. Parking is located in the parking lot by the main entrance to the building.

From Albuquerque International Sunport

  1. Take I-25 north. Take exit 225 - Lomas Boulevard.
  2. Turn right onto Lomas Boulevard.
  3. Turn left onto University Boulevard. 
  4. Turn right onto Tucker Avenue.
  5. Turn left onto Yale Avenue.

The Children's Psychiatric Center is on the left. Parking is located in the parking lot by the main entrance to the building.

From Tijeras

  1. Take I-40 west. Take exit 159D - University Boulevard.
  2. Turn left onto University Boulevard.
  3. Turn left onto Tucker Avenue.
  4. Turn left onto Yale Avenue.

The Children's Psychiatric Center is on the left. Parking is located in the parking lot by the main entrance to the building.

From Coors and I-40

  1. Take I-40 east. Take exit 159A - University Boulevard.
  2. Continue on the frontage road to Tucker Avenue.
  3. Turn left onto Tucker Avenue.
  4. Turn left onto Yale Avenue.

The Children's Psychiatric Center is on the left. Parking is located in the parking lot by the main entrance to the building.

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