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Behavioral Health Services

Video Visits (Telemedicine)

Rady Children’s Behavioral Health Services is committed to safely meeting the health care needs of all children in our community and protecting everyone from exposure to COVID-19. In addition to select on-site visits, our outpatient programs are now offering video (telemedicine) visits from your computer or mobile device. Telemedicine visits are convenient, effective, safe and available for many of the services we offer for our patients with eligible conditions and services.

In order to participate in telemedicine, activation of a MyChart account and the downloading of the Zoom application is required.

For instructions on scheduling a video visit, please see these tip sheets: 

For more information on setting up a telemedicine visit and to sign up for MyChart, please contact the desired program or service. 


Overview

Rady Children’s understands the importance of mental health as a crucial part of the health of the whole child. We offer a full range of services for emotional and behavioral well-being, from family and group therapy to acute care hospitalization.

Our programs include services designed for children, youth and families to address challenges related to depression and suicidality, mood problems, anxiety, traumatic stress, attention deficits, hyperactivity, disruptive behavior, eating disorders, substance-related mental health problems and other mental health concerns. Expert and compassionate care is provided by highly skilled professionals, who are dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families.

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Our Team

Our team includes board- certified and -licensed child and adolescent psychiatrists and pediatricians, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional clinical counselors, as well as psychiatric nurses, alcohol and drug counselors, child life specialists, recreational therapists and case managers.

These professionals work closely with each patient’s primary physician and other health care and community professionals who may be important to each child’s well-being, including physician specialists, teachers, wraparound teams and other behavioral support specialists.

Our Services

Our behavioral health team works across all care settings, including the hospital, clinic and school.

A variety of family-inclusive services for integrative care are offered at the Hospital and other health care settings. If your child is admitted frequently, the team can be a consistent support, providing you and your child with continuity and supporting you in considering treatment options for your child. Our Hospital behavioral health services also include emergency inpatient programs. Learn about our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services (CAPS), Medical Behavioral Unit and Child Life Services.

In our behavioral health clinics, in schools and in the community, children can be followed regularly and receive ongoing support and symptom management, as well as continuity and coordination of care. Our clinicians and case managers are available for some patients who have Educationally Related Mental Health Supports in a number of schools in San Diego County. Learn about our outpatient psychiatry clinics (including Torrey Hills), Behavioral Health Urgent Care and Chadwick Center for Children and Families.

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Video: Rady Children’s behavioral health professionals discuss mental health issues in children

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