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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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.

Neuropsychiatry Program

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

Treatment Groups for Children with Mental Health Conditions

Lurie Children's has developed group settings to help children work through issues together, such as disruptive disorders, healthy decisions, sleep disturbances, and social skills.

Inpatient Pyschiatric 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.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Lurie Children's Partial Hospitalization Program is an intensive, five-day treatment program serving children ages 4-14 requiring more intense treatment for psychiatric problems but can be safely maintained at home.

Neonatal & Cardiac Intensive Care Follow-Up Clinic

Lurie Children’s Neonatal & Cardiac Intensive Care Follow-Up Clinic is a developmental follow-up service, supporting your child’s development from infancy through preschool.

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.

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.

Cochlear Implant Program

Lurie Children’s Cochlear Implant Program is one of the largest pediatric implant and most experienced programs in the world, performing more than 1,000 cochlear procedures since 1991.