Telepsychiatry Clinic

The telepsychiatry service is based on an enhanced consultation model already in place at Washington University in which child psychiatrists work closely with local primary care providers who can refer their patients with mental health needs for consultation.

Dehra Harris, MD, evaluates patients via telemedicine and discusses treatment options with patients and families and then, together with the families’ primary care providers, develops a treatment plan. The plan may include up to three additional visits to the telemedicine clinic to initiate treatment. If ongoing care with a child psychiatrist is required, options for follow-up with other qualified providers within the local community are discussed at the conclusion of the consultation.