Our physicians specialize in the assessment and care of children with serious and complex mental health conditions, who generally require comprehensive treatment planning in an academic medical center setting. We rely on and work closely with our partners in the community to help carry out many aspects of the treatment plans developed for our patients, especially those components of care that are more feasibly conducted outside of the university environment. Our community partners include primary care physicians, schools, mental health professionals in practice in the community, municipal mental health services, social service agencies, inpatient psychiatric units, and residential treatment centers.
How to Make an Appointment
For new patients, your physician may place a Referral in our Electronic Medical Record, or you and/or your child’s guardian may contact us directly at 314.286.1700 to schedule an appointment.
If you are an existing patient, call 314.286.1700.
For those patients enrolled in MyChart, we also offer virtual, telemedicine visits, in which you consult with your provider using your phone, tablet or computer. Your provider will send complete instructions.
In addition to our general child psychiatry clinic, we have a variety of specialty clinics and programs:
- The Anxiety Disorders Clinic provides assessment and treatment for children who are excessively clingy, shy or worried
- The Autism Clinical Center provides treatment and evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorders
- In our Collaborative Care Clinic we work in partnership with the primary care physicians
- The Infant-Preschool Mental Health Clinic, and the Early Emotional Developmental Program are focused on the mental health of and emotional development of very young children
- The Early Strides Program provides high-quality early intervention services to underserved children aged three years and under who’ve been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- The First Contact Assessment Service provides a second opinion to psychiatrists whose patients have early signs of psychotic illnesses, a known genetic condition, and/or a complex mixture of neurodevelopmental symptoms.
- The Perinatal Behavioral Health Service provides emotional support for moms
- The SYNCHRONY Project is a collaboration with the St. Louis family court system designed to prevent reoccurrence of child abuse
- Trauma Response Program provides treatment for child victims of trauma
- The Washington Early Recognition Center provides mental health care to adolescents and young adults (ages 13-25) who have recently been diagnosed with a psychotic disorder.
- The WUDirect team provides Washington University employees and their dependents access to Mental Health services.
Washington University child and adolescent psychiatrists see patients and families at the Child and Family Development Center in the Central West End on the campus of Washington University Medical Center. Surface lot parking is available in front of the clinic’s building (at 4444 Forest Park Ave) and is free of charge during your visit or appointment. The clinic’s front desk staff will provide a parking validation pass upon checking in for your appointment.
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