Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
For a parent or guardian referring their child, you must call the Outpatient Referral Center at 761-6644 and select option 2. The information that you will need is the child's name, date of birth, insurance information, and basic demographics, i.e. what county the child resides in. The Outpatient Referral Coordinator will do a basic intake over the phone asking a series of questions including your child presenting problems, or why you feel the child needs our services. Once this brief intake is completed you will be transferred to our Registration Department where you will receive your first appointment. First appointment times may vary depending on demand however, most occur within two weeks. Please remember to come early, bring your insurance card and co-pay, and most importantly any information you have on the child regarding past testing, any other therapists the child has seen, case managers, etc. The more information the better.
The Outpatient Consult service is provided only to physicians. This is a one time only appointment. This must be referred by a physician to a physician. There is an Out Patient Referral Form that needs to be completed by the referring physician but can be requested by the parent to be sent to your child's primary care physician or other referring physician.
Make sure you call your insurance company to check your benefit coverage. They will inform you of your allowed number of visits, co-payment amount and or deductible.