At Children's Medical Center, the staff of the Psychiatry department believes every child deserves family-centered care from a collaborative team of experts.
We know that the family is the most important source of emotional support and comfort for children, so we consider family members a vital component of each child's health care team.
Families may call directly to schedule an outpatient appointment.
The outpatient clinics are located at the Chase Bank building.
Most children who come to the clinic for the first time receive a diagnostic evaluation by a psychiatrist, psychologist or a licensed professional counselor.
The Day Treatment Program is unique in its focus on parenting and family work., which includes:
Neuropsychology is a specialty of Psychology that focuses on brain-behavior relationships. Pediatric Neuropsychologists use standardized assessment tools, as well as clinical observations, to better understand a child's cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning. A neuropsychological evaluation reveals a child's strengths and weaknesses in the context of the child's developmental, medical, and psychosocial histories to inform treatment planning. Strategies for remediation, accommodation, learning, emotional coping, and educational planning are among recommendations that may be provided based on the results of an evaluation.
Populations commonly evaluated by the Neuropsychology Service include:
The services of this team are restricted to patients from other medical services at Children's Medical Center – no external referrals are accepted.
Our goals are to minimize stressful experiences, promote healthy coping and help patients and their families return to their prior state of emotional wellbeing. The psychiatry consult team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, a consult liaison nurse as well as clinical therapists. Emergency evaluation is provided for patients who present with psychiatric needs to the emergency department. Clinicians will coordinate admissions to the outpatient specialty clinics, intensive outpatient program, day treatment programs, and the inpatient psychiatry program, including community referrals to outside sources.
For children who see a psychiatry clinician during their hospital stay, insurance will be billed.
Most children who receive a psychiatry consult receive an evaluation by a psychiatrist, psychologist, licensed professional counselor or consult liaison nurse.
Alternative arrangements to visit your child can be made upon request.
Items not allowed
All clothing must be appropriate. Patients are permitted from wearing tightly fitted clothing and clothes that may have suggestive slogans.
Upon admission, a staff member will check your child's belongings. They will answer any questions you may have about items not included in our lists. Any items that might be considered unsafe will be sent home. Expensive items or items of great sentimental value which could be difficult to replace should be sent home as Children's cannot assume responsibility for such possessions.