The division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as part of the Neurological Institute, at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, offers a wide variety of mental health services specialized for children from infancy through adolescence. These services have been designed to care for children, adolescents and their families during difficult times.
The division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is able to offer a larger range of psychological services by collaborating with the Section of Neuropsychology and the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health.
Children and Adolescents are now hospitalized at our new state-of-the-art unit at Fairview Hospital where they are surrounded by a safe and secure community environment. We also see inpatients for consultation at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and outpatients in the P Building, located on main campus.
Conditions We Treat
Psychiatry for children and adolescents is an area of medicine which specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing childhood and adolescent psychiatric disorders. Outpatient, hospital-based and consultative care is offered in order to evaluate and treat problems such as:
- Pervasive developmental disorders
- School problems
- Suicidal behavior
- Tourette’s syndrome
Why We Are Different
A spectrum of pediatric psychiatric services
A full-range of psychiatric services specifically created to meet the needs of children, teens and their families is what the division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers to patients. These include:
- Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital inpatient consultation for children and adolescents who are hospitalized with a primary medical diagnosis
- Psychiatric evaluations of outpatients
- Inpatient psychiatric evaluation for children and adolescents with primary psychiatric and behavior disorders
Fairview Hospital multidisciplinary care and consultation for Inpatients
An interdisciplinary team of child and adolescent clinical social workers, occupational and recreational therapists, psychiatric nurses and special education teachers work closely with a supervising child psychiatrist. This teamwork makes is possible to develop an individualized treatment plan that is specifically designed for each child or teen.
Inpatient Specialty Psychiatric Consultation
All medically hospitalized children and adolescents for assessment of such clinical problems as delirium, adjustment to or behavioral consequences of serious medical illness, and psychosomatic disorders have access to a specialty psychiatric consultation.
24 hour Consulting pediatric physicians
Subspecialty pediatricians from the Cleveland Clinic's Pediatric Institute, including endocrinologists, neurologists, cardiologists and gastroenterologists, among others, are available 24 hours a day for consultation.
Programs We Offer
Specialized Services for Outpatients
If it is possible, we treat children and adolescents as outpatients. The duration and frequency of the outpatient visits are determined on an individual basis. It is our goal to provide care with the least disruption in the child’s life as possible. This way they are able to continue with school and take part in family and other activities.
Specialized Services for Pediatric Inpatients
Serious psychological problems may require hospitalization of the child or adolescent. Care of inpatients includes comprehensive psychiatric, medical, family and educational assessment, and crisis stabilization and development of a comprehensive aftercare plan. Parents and family members are considered an extremely important part of the diagnostic and treatment process.
Pediatric Psychopharmacological Consultations
A child and adolescent psychiatrist directs this program, which offers consultative and treatment services for childhood disorders such as:
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Tourette’s syndrome
- obsessive-compulsive disorder
- manic depression
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Social Services and Financial Counselors
Questions about insurance coverage can be answered by our Financial Counselors. In addition, our social services department can provide referrals to community resources.