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Pediatric Psychiatry Programs

Pediatric Psychiatry Programs

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UIC)

Inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services for children and youth 17 years of age and younger.

Services Offered

Medication Management • Autism • Adhd • Pediatric Psychiatry • Mood Disorder • Anxiety • Problem Behavior


UI Health's Pediatric Psychiatric Services are offered through the Institute for Juvenile Research. Its goal is to advance children's mental health through research and compassionate treatment.

Inpatient psychiatric services are offered at the University of Illinois Hospital only for children and adolescents who are wards of the Department of Children and Family Services.

Services Include:

  • The Autism Clinic: provides a comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessment including school consultation and case management services and a full range of services for affected youth and their families.

  • The Child Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service: provides urgent consultations to the pediatric inpatient unit and specializes in treating medically complex children who have comorbid psychiatric diagnoses.

  • The Disruptive Behavior Program: has a mission of designing, delivering, and developing state-of-the-art mental health interventions for children and families with externalizing disorders and co-morbid diagnoses.

  • The Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems Program (HALP): provides evaluation and consultation services for school age children and adolescents including diagnostic evaluation, pharmacological and psychological services, school consultation.

  • The Medication Management Program: provides medication management to children and adolescents being seen in the clinic. Medication programs are run by child psychiatry fellows.

  • The Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Disorders Program (PSAD): specializes in early identification, comprehensive evaluation, and evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders in diverse youth from age 18 months through older adolescents.

  • The Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic: specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with mood disorders

Behavioral Health and Welfare Program is exclusively for children and adolescents who are wards of the Department of Children and Family Services. The program includes:

  • Comprehensive Assessment Treatment Unit (CATU) and Response Training System
  • Mental Health Policy Program
  • Clinical Services in Psychopharmacology
  • Applied Services
  • Collaborative Problem Solving Training


1740 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60612 41.8697086 -87.6705038

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • For children and youth 17yo and younger
  • Some programs require participants to be wards of the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).


  • Medicaid accepted
  • Medicare accepted
  • Private insurance accepted


  • Children accepted
  • Teens accepted

How to Apply

The UI Hospital Emergency Department has crisis psychiatric assessment services available 24/7. Inpatient pediatric psychiatric services are for wards of the state only (DCFS). The hospital's Urgent Intervention Team in the Emergency Department is happy to help assess your child's needs, and facilitate transfer to other inpatient programs if needed. They can be reached at 312-996-2242, pager #: 3927.

To schedule an outpatient appointment, call 312-996-7723:
Ext. 2 to schedule for new patients
Ext. 3 for returning patients scheduling follow up.

Please provide:

  • Referral information (if applicable)
  • Insurance information

Other Locations

University of Illinois Hospital
Program Phone: (312) 996-7723
1740 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Institute for Juvenile Research in Westside Research Building
Program Phone: (312) 996-7723
1747 W. Roosevelt Rd., Suite 160
Chicago, IL 60608