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Contact the Outpatient Psychiatry Service

  • 1-617-355-6680

Young girl wearing backpack | National Scoliosis Awareness MonthThe Outpatient Psychiatry Service offers diagnostic evaluations and specific treatment recommendations for a wide range of conditions that affect the mental, emotional, and social health of children and adolescents.

Our treatment plans draw from scientific research and clinical guidelines, and are based on compassionate, family-centered care.  Comprehensive treatment recommendations may include psychiatric medications, individual psychotherapy, family or group therapy, parent guidance as well as school supports, either in the community or at Boston Children's Hospital.

Specialty Clinics and Programs

In addition to our general clinical services, the Outpatient Psychiatry Service includes several specialty clinics/programs that treat specific disorders within the wider range of childhood conditions:

  • Developmental Neuropsychiatry provides diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and consultation for children and adolescents with psychosis, autism spectrum disorders, and other complex neuropsychiatric disorders.
  • Medical Coping provides diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and consultation for children and adolescents with medical conditions
  • Neuropsychology Program performs neuropsychological assessments for children with acute or chronic neurological or medical conditions

If you have primary concerns about a possible eating disorder in your child, we refer you to the Boston Children's Hospital Eating Disorders Program

If you have primary concerns about a possible substance disorder in your child, we refer you to the Boston Children's Hospital Adolescent Substance Abuse Program

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
For Patients: 617-355-6000
For Referring Providers: 844-BCH-PEDS | 844-224-7337

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