Due to the overwhelming shortage of child psychiatrists, we are actively pursuing innovative strategies to support primary care providers in the community.

The Collaborative Care Clinic is designed to have a child psychiatrists work in close collaboration with primary care providers to help them meet the mental health needs of their patients.  As part of this process, patients will be seen for an initial consultation by a child psychiatrist and may receive up to three follow-up visits to initiate treatment.

At the end of this enhanced consultation, the psychiatrist will discuss their impressions and treatment plan recommendations with the referring provider via phone or email and will be available in an ongoing way to help them manage their patients over time.