The number of children seeking urgent behavioral health care at Connecticut Children’s has tripled since the summer, forcing families to wait hours on end for an emergency department bed

In this 2019 file photo, Dr. Stephen Rogers, MD, medical director of behavioral health at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, stands outside a room in Area C of a hospital for behavioral and mental health patients. The room was intentionally stripped to ensure the safety of patients who might attempt to harm themselves. (Stephen Dunn/Hartford Magazine Exclusive)

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