Child Psychiatry

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Helping Kids Cope With Big Feelings

Nemours' child psychiatrists help kids

Lots of children have problems that can affect how they feel, think, learn and act. At Nemours, our child psychiatrists are here to help. We’re medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing, preventing and treating issues affecting kids’ mental health (emotions and behavior). 

Please note: Nemours does not have inpatient psychiatric facilities or beds for children or teens.

Conditions We Treat

Conditions We Treat

We see a full spectrum of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending upon the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Services We Offer

Services We Offer

Our child psychiatry experts provide outpatient consultation to kids dealing with the stress of a chronic medical condition, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. We also share our psychiatric expertise, as needed, for children admitted to the hospital for medical and/or surgical care.

We can prescribe and manage medications that may help correct imbalances in brain chemicals that may be affecting how kids feel and behave. Children and teens on long-term medications will need to meet regularly with their child psychiatrists to monitor the effectiveness of the medications and any potential side effects.

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Nemours’ highly trained child psychiatrists only work with children and adolescents — not adults. That means we understand the unique issues facing kids and teens, and how best to help them. We also work closely with pediatric psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors and other kids’ specialists, as needed, to offer full-service care.

Regional Child Psychiatry Highlights

Services, programs and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.

We offer child psychiatry at Rockland Center II (1801 Rockland Road, Suite 201, Wilmington, Del., located near the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children entrance, next to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware).

We also have a Pediatric Psychiatric Consultation Clinic that allows primary care providers to refer kids and teens for consultation appointments with one of our psychiatrists. During this appointment, one of our pediatric psychiatrists can develop a treatment plan, if needed, for your child. Then your child’s primary care doctor can provide the follow-up medication therapy.

Nemours does not have inpatient psychiatric facilities or beds for children or teens.

Get Help Now

Looking for a kids' behavioral health provider in Delaware and southeast Pennsylvania? Is your child experiencing a crisis situation? As you start your journey to get help for your family, know that you don’t have to go through this alone. We all need support during challenging times.

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We offer child psychiatry at Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Orlando, providing both outpatient and inpatient consultations. Nemours does not have inpatient psychiatric facilities or beds for children or teens.

We offer child psychiatry at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, providing both outpatient and inpatient consultations. In collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital (connected by a walkway), Nemours psychiatrists are board-certified psychiatrists in general, as well as child and adolescent psychiatry.

Pediatric Inpatient Program

At Wolfson Children's Hospital, our team of pediatric mental health experts provides specialized inpatient care for children and teens who are experiencing serious emotional problems. The 14-bed inpatient unit offers separate care for children (ages 6–11) and teens (ages 12–17). The daily schedule includes group therapy, art and music therapies, and yoga. Learn More  

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Scheduled Specialist Online Visits

Nemours now offers scheduled specialist appointments through live video chat. Ask your doctor if this is an option for your family.

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Research & Clinical Trials

At Nemours, we’re actively researching new approaches for childhood disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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