Mental health services are provided on an outpatient and medical inpatient basis. Patients and families may be referred for a number of pediatric issues including: medication adherence, pill swallowing, adjustment to illness, adjustment to hospitalization and diagnosis disclosure/education. Treatment may include individual therapy, family therapy, parent training and/or group therapy depending on the presenting problem. Psychiatry consultation and medication management are also available. Lastly, children and adolescents living with HIV undergo developmental and psychological evaluations to monitor cognitive development and signs of HIV-related problems.
Extern experiences may include:
- Mental health and substance use screening
- Consultation (outpatient and inpatient)
- Outpatient therapy (individual and possibly group)
- Psychological evaluation