Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Who is served?

You are served if you are a child or adolescent who might benefit from an evaluation by a psychiatrist and/or medication as part of your mental health and/or substance use treatment.

Why is this service offered?

Child psychiatrists can help identify whether there are medications or other specialized treatments that can improve symptoms and support recovery.

What is the service?

  • You and your family will meet privately with a child psychiatrist. A child psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in helping children and adolescents with mental health and/or substance use disorder diagnoses.
  • You and your family will discuss, with your psychiatrist, your concerns and symptoms with your psychiatrist.
  • You will receive a comprehensive evaluation to determine if medication could help you manage some of the symptoms you are experiencing.
  • If medication is recommended it will be discussed with you and your family. Everyone must consent to the medication before it can begin. You and your family can accept or decline the psychiatrist’s recommendation.
  • If you decide to take medication, the psychiatrist becomes a member of your treatment team and will meet with you on a regular basis to monitor your progress.
  • You and your family can continue to receive other PATH services that are recommended by your treatment team, whether you choose to take medication or not.
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You are eligible to receive services if:

  • You reside in Philadelphia and you have Medical Assistance (MA).
  • You reside in PATH’s service area and you do not have health insurance.
  • If you have any other health insurance, reside outside Philadelphia, and/or speak Russian as your primary language, please call PATH to determine your eligibility.
How Do I Contact PATH?

Please call 215-728-4565
to schedule an appointment or to obtain additional information.