UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s

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About this Program

UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s diagnoses, treats, and manages care for children and adolescents (ages 6 to 17) with behavioral and mental health disorders, including anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and more. We provide personalized behavioral and mental health treatment plans to improve thought, mood, and anxiety disorders.

If you think your child is in mental health crisis and might harm themselves or others, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If your child is showing symptoms of distress or mental illness, please call our 24/7 acute crisis line at 1-512-324-0029 to speak with a licensed counselor, who is qualified to understand your current situation and direct you to the appropriate services.

Treatment Approach

The UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s care team provides both inpatient and outpatient services, which may include medication management and treatment to improve the ability to problem-solve and cope with emotional crises, improve communication skills, set goals, and recognize personal strengths and address problem areas. Patients are cared for by a dedicated multidisciplinary care team, meaning your child will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines. Our board-certified and licensed physicians have extensive experience treating behavioral and mental health disorders and work alongside a team of experts, including psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, child life specialists, dieticians, social workers, and more, providing unparalleled care for patients every step of the way.

About the Partnership Between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center

UT Health Austin is the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. The collaboration between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center brings together medical professionals, medical school learners, and researchers who are all part of the integrated mission of transforming healthcare and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society. This collaboration allows us to provide you with a team of highly specialized providers who are at the forefront of the latest research, diagnostic, and technological developments.

The Texas Child Study Center is a collaboration between Dell Children’s Medical Center and the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry at The University of Texas at Austin.

Appointment Information

For more information about the UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s inpatient and outpatient programs for children and adolescents, please call 1-512-324-0029 or email childrensmentalhealth@ascension.org.