Child & Teen Psychiatric Care
You want the best for your child, and when you see them struggle in school or with life, it's a challenge.
Look to UC San Diego Health for mental health care for children and teens, ages 5 to 17. We offer a comprehensive care team that includes a licensed clinical psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed clinical social worker. Together, children and families receive evidence-based treatments for lasting wellness.
Please note: Our services are available through internal referral only and are in high demand at this time. Appointments may be limited.
We treat a wide range of mental and behavioral health conditions in children and teens.
ADHD and disruptive behaviors impacting performance in school
Anxiety, including anxiety-related disorders such obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
Substance use disorders (addiction)
Suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide
Services for Children and Teens
You'll find a full range of services to address your child's needs.
Families receive a detailed psychological, psychiatric and medical assessment that helps to ensure their child or teen is accurately diagnosed. An accurate evaluation is a cornerstone of an effective, personalized treatment plan.
We offer individual, family and group therapy. Family therapy may be appropriate if the focus of treatment is on the whole family. Group therapy offers another opportunity to build and practice skills.
The decision to use medication to treat a child's condition can be a difficult one. Look to us to help you weigh the pros and cons of different medications.
Treatment of Co-Occurring Medical Conditions
Your child may have more than one medical condition. When this is the case, your child's care plan treats their co-occurring conditions with a whole person care approach.
Coordination of Care
We can help communicate your child's needs with teachers and medical specialists who may be important in your child's life.