Children suffering with mental health or behavioral issues deserve expert, compassionate care. Our child psychiatry and behavioral medicine team works together with our children’s medical specialists to give complete psychiatric and psychological services to kids, adolescents, and their families.
CHILDHOOD BEHAVIORAL & MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Whether your child is coping with a newly diagnosed medical condition or with a behavioral health challenge, we work with you and your child’s care team to develop a treatment plan. We can help children and teens with a wide variety of behavioral and psychiatric conditions, such as:
- Anxiety disorders
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Eating disorders
- Mood disorders, including depression
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
If your child or teen has been diagnosed with an acute or chronic medical condition, they may need help adjusting. We can support kids who have a range of conditions, including:
- Blood disorders
- Cardiac disorders
We’ll work with you, your child, and your child’s care team to determine the right treatment and follow-up. Depending on your child’s case, we may suggest:
- Child Partial Hospitalization Program
- Eating Disorders Program
- Family, group, and individual therapy
- Psychiatric care for patients ages 2 to 18
- Psychological testing
We now have a temporary 12-bed child/adolescent psychiatric unit on our Baystate Medical Center campus. This unit addresses the critical shortage of behavioral health services for children in our region – one step towards meeting the behavioral health needs of our younger population.
A FAMILY-CENTERED APPROACH TO CHILD PSYCHIATRY
Our approach to care is centered around your family. We understand the value in ensuring our treatment aligns with your family’s values and needs. We will also work to ensure we are part of the broader team serving your child and family – including educators and other health care professionals.
WE ARE ONE CALL AWAY
The Central Intake Service at Baystate Medical Center (413-794-5555) provides a confidential link for patients, families, and providers for easy access to our services. This includes a streamlined referral system to quickly initiate treatment.