Psychiatry Inpatient Service Schedule

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During the week, children on the IPS unit at Boston Children's Hospital have a structured day. Their schedule provides time for school, groups and individual and family therapy. Special arrangements for visiting can be made to accommodate parents' schedules or to coordinate a visit with a planned family meeting.

Daily Schedule Activities

6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Wake up. Monitor vital signs. Get ready for the day.

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Breakfast. Community meeting to review goals and plan for the day.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

School. (There is a short break at 10 a.m.)

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.


1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Therapeutic groups. Individual or family therapy sessions may be scheduled during this time.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.


6 p.m. - Bedtime

Free time. Relaxing evening group.

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Visiting hours. Each Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. there is a family night activity.

8:30 p.m.

Bedtime for school-aged children.

9:30 p.m.

Bedtime for adolescents.

Weekend Schedule

Weekends are less structured to give your child some time to rest after a busy week and to spend more time with family. There are several groups offered between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends but your child may choose to spend time with family instead of attending groups.

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