Bradley Hospital
Leaders in mental health care for children for 90 years

About Bradley Hospital

Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital, known as Bradley Hospital, is the nation's first psychiatric hospital devoted exclusively to children and adolescents.

A Lifespan partner and a teaching hospital for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Bradley Hospital has established itself as the national center for training and research in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Bradley Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital. Its subsidiary, Lifespan School Solutions, is the parent corporation of the Bradley Schools and provides services to other programs as well. They provide special education oversight, clinical coordination, technical assistance and administrative support to the schools.

Our Mission

Bradley Hospital's mission is: Delivering health with care.

Our goal is to provide a range of family-centered, high quality mental health care services to infants, children, adolescents and young adults with emotional disorders and/or developmental disabilities. 

We are committed to excellence in training and research and to improving the health status of the community as part of a comprehensive, integrated and accessible health care system.


Bradley Hospital is licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals as an acute care hospital. Bradley School, operated by Lifespan School Solutions, is certified by the Rhode Island Department of Education as a special education school.

Bradley Hospital's residential facilities are licensed by the Department of Children, Youth and Families.

Bradley Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.