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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Services

Children are referred to our programs for a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety disorders, psychoses, behavior problems, school problems, affective disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, developmental delay, intellectual disabilities and a range of adjustment problems.

Each year, our specialists provide mental health evaluation and care in more than 22,000 outpatient visits, 490 inpatient psychiatric admissions, 254 children served in the Partial Hospitalization Program, and 500 consultations each in the emergency department and the hospital inpatient pediatric and surgical services.

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Forensic Assessment for Immigration Relief (FAIR) Clinic

The FAIR Clinic is a staff-run clinic dedicated to providing forensic medical and psychological evaluations free of charge to child and adolescent survivors of torture, persecution, or other human rights abuses who are seeking asylum in the United States. Learn more.

Inpatient Psychiatric Services

Lurie Children's Inpatient Psychiatric Program is a family-centered setting focusing on crisis stabilization, intensive evaluation and short-term treatment for problems affecting children and adolescents, ages 3-17.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a space for children to attend therapy more frequently than traditional outpatient approaches and focus on anxiety, depressive, and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

Lurie Children's Little Ones

Lurie Children's Little Ones is a comprehensive program for children ages birth to four years old in the Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. Learn more.

Mental Health in Primary Care Program

The pediatricians supporting the Mental Health in Primary Care program take a holistic approach to providing mental health services. Specialists within the program collaborate with therapists and other community providers ensuring continuity of care for patients starting at 11 years old up until their 25th birthday.

Mood & Anxiety Program

Lurie Children's Mood and Anxiety Program provides evidence-based assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.

Mood, Anxiety, ADHD Collaborative Care (MAACC) Program

The goal of the Mood, Anxiety, ADHD Collaborative Care (MAACC) program is to work with you and your pediatrician, using a team-based approach known as collaborative care, to personalize your child’s treatment and monitor your child’s progress.

Neuropsychiatry Program

Lurie Children’s Neuropsychiatry Program serves patients with neurologic disorders such as seizures, tumors, brain injury and cerebral palsy.

Neuro​psychology Testing

Neuropsychology (ne​uropsych) testing evaluates a patient’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Read more.

NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program: Child & Adolescent Clinic

Lurie Children's NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program: Child & Adolescent Clinic is one of only a few programs nationwide providing care for infants and young children through the Neonatal and Cardiac Intensive Care Follow-Up Clinic and to school-age.

NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program: Early Childhood Clinic

Lurie Children’s NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program: Early Childhood Clinic is a developmental follow-up service, supporting your child’s development from infancy through preschool.

Outpatient Psychiatric Services

Lurie Children's Outpatient Psychiatric Services Program provides more than 18,000 clinical visits yearly, for anxiety disorders, psychoses, behavior problems, school problems, affective disorders, PTSD, developmental delay and adjustment problems.