Program Description: An outpatient psychiatric clinic for children is a community-based children’s mental health facility that provides behavioral health services to children, adolescents and their families. These services are designed to do the following:
- promote mental health and improve functioning, and
- effectively decrease the prevalence and incidence of mental illness, emotional disturbance and social dysfunction.
A multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, Mater’s level clinicians and other behavioral health professionals provide diagnostic and treatment services.
Target Population: Children and adolescents under 18 years of age who experience a psychiatric disorder and their families are eligible to receive an array of comprehensive services that address and/or support their physical, emotional, developmental, social and educational needs.\
Definition: Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children