Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The University of Maryland Medical Center's Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry is dedicated to the emotional, mental and behavioral well-being of children and teens throughout the Maryland and Washington, D.C. region. We also work closely with families, empowering them to successfully support their children, both during and after treatment. Since 1965, we have utilized a systemic approach to outpatient, inpatient and school support services for children with problems ranging from mild behavioral difficulties to severe psychiatric illnesses.

Comprehensive Evaluations and Individualized Treatment

Initially, a child will be seen for a general psychiatric evaluation. Patients or their family may be asked to complete some questionnaires that will assist the clinician in ensuring a child receives the proper services. A child's teachers may be asked to complete a questionnaire as well. Based on these findings, we will devise a customized treatment program that encourages patients to work to their greatest potential and empowers families to assist their children at home.

Multidisciplinary Team of Specialists

The benefit of the multidisciplinary team approach is rapid assessment and treatment. Our team consists of board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, educational specialists, occupational therapists, registered nurses specializing in psychiatry, mental health associates, and a dietitian for inpatients. Our team of professionals works intensively with the referring clinician and the patient's family to ensure the high expectations for treatment and discharge are met.

How to Make a Referral

Clinicians, parents or older teens may contact the UM Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry directly at 410-328-6018. Our referral specialist will complete a general questionnaire, check insurance eligibility, and set up an appointment for a general evaluation.

To schedule an appointment, a consultation, or for more information:
Outpatient Child Psychiatry Program: 410-328-6018
Inpatient/Partial Programs: 410-328-6231