The first appointment will last approximately 60 minutes. During the first meeting you will discuss birth history, developmental history, school functioning and current mental health.
Parents/guardians and the child will be involved in the decision to pursue counseling services, medication management or the combination of both.
A prescription will be ordered if medication is needed and you are in agreement.
The family will speak with the Medical staff together.
The first appointment will last approximately 60 minutes.
Our psychiatry hours are Monday through Friday 8am – 6pm. We see children at various locations in the community. We work to make the appointment at the nearest facility to you.
The parent of guardian must bring the child to the appointment. There are legal papers for consent that must be completed at the first and subsequent appointments. In addition, we must have the person that knows about the child’s behaviors, reactions to medications and any changes that have occurred in their functioning since the last appointment.
The parents/guardians make the decision whether they want their children/youth to use medications to assist with symptoms they are experiencing. If they decide against medication, then they will not need to return for any follow up appointments with the psychiatry staff.
UMCH Family Services has a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. These professionals are licensed to diagnose and treat with medications.
Yes. When a family cancels their appointment we call families that are interested in coming in sooner from our cancellation list.
We provide psychiatric services to children 4 to 22 years of age.