Dell Children’s Medical Center
4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX 78723

About This Program

UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s diagnoses, treats, and manages care for children and adolescents (ages 6-17) 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, dietitians, social workers, and more, providing unparalleled care for patients every step of the way.

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.

The Facility at Dell Children’s Medical Center

The Dell Children’s Medical Center is the only dedicated freestanding pediatric facility in Central Texas serving a 46-county area and beyond. The hospital and affiliated locations are outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and organized to support an unmatched level of multidisciplinary care for all patients and their families.

UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s treats patients both in the inpatient and outpatient setting. The Inpatient Grace Grego Maxwell Health Unit is a 24-bed inpatient hospital that brings children and adolescents (ages 6-17) back to a level of safety and stability, so they can return home as quickly as possible.

Once stabilized, patients are encouraged to continue treatment through participation in one of our intensive outpatient programs. The Intensive Outpatient Program is a 20-session multi-family program for preteens and adolescents (ages 11-17) that utilizes dialectal behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral models.

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 delivery 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.