Child Study and Treatment Center

(253) 756-2662

Child Study and Treatment Center (CSTC) operates within the Department of Social and Health Services of the Behavioral Health Administration and is located in Lakewood, Washington. CSTC is the only state-operated and funded psychiatric hospital for children and youth who have psychological and safety needs that cannot be met in their community. The Children’s Long-term Inpatient Program Administration manages referrals to CSTC in coordination with the family/guardian and local Behavioral Health Organizations /Managed Care Organizations.