UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s

Dell Children's Medical Center
4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX 78723

About This Program

UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s is a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s diagnoses, treats, and manages the care of children and adolescents (ages 6-17) with behavioral and mental health disorders, including anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and more. We provide personalized behavioral and mental health treatment plans to improve thought, mood, and anxiety.

UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s offers children in Central Texas access to comprehensive psychiatric care, ranging from general mental health services to inpatient and outpatient programs, to ensure patients receive the highest level of specialized care. Licensed staff is on call 24 hours a day to address the behavioral and mental health needs of patients and provide support to both patients and their families.

If your child is showing symptoms of distress or mental illness, please call our 24/7 assessment line at 1-512-324-0029 to speak with a licensed social worker, who is qualified to understand your current situation and direct you to the appropriate services.

Treatment Approach

The UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s care team provides both inpatient and outpatient services, which may include medication management and treatment to improve the ability to problem-solve and cope with emotional crises, improve communication skills, set goals, and recognize personal strengths and address problem areas. Patients are cared for by a dedicated multidisciplinary care team, meaning your child will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained mental health experts have extensive experience treating behavioral and mental health disorders and work alongside a team of pediatric specialists, including psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, child life specialists, expressive therapists, dietitians, social workers, and more, providing unparalleled care for patients every step of the way.

In addition to providing inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment, we strive to address your child’s entire spectrum of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. All of these areas impact your child’s quality life and are an integral part of our mission at UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s. We also collaborate closely with referring physicians and other partners in the community to schedule and coordinate any additional care services your child may need.

Appointment Information

For more information about inpatient programs for children and adolescents or to schedule an assessment to determine the level of care that is right for your child and your family, please call 1-512-324-0029 or email childrensmentalhealth@ascension.org.

For more information about the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, please call 1-512-324-9999 Ext. 88517.

For more information about the Texas Child Study Center, please call 1-512-324-3315 or email TCSC1@ascension.org.

Specialties

Young girl smiling with nurse in pediatric psychiatry clinic

UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s is comprised of highly specialized pediatric mental health providers who are experienced in providing specific services needed to treat a variety of conditions. Depending on your child’s needs, a team is built around you and your family to ensure you are receiving the most personalized care.

Specialties within UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s include:

Inpatient Grace Grego Maxwell Mental Health Unit
Intensive Outpatient Program
Partial Hospitalization Program
Texas Child Study Center

The Facility at Dell Children’s Medical Center

Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Facility Outside
Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Facility Inside

Dell Children’s Medical Center is the only dedicated freestanding pediatric hospital in Central Texas serving a 46-county area and beyond. Dell Children's is also the only hospital in the region that has a pediatric mental health unit on-site. The hospital and affiliated locations are outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and organized to support an unmatched level of multidisciplinary care for all patients and their families.

Patients and families have access to all of the resources and amenities Dell Children’s has to offer to make your stay as comforting as possible.

About the Partnership Between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin

The collaboration between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, brings together medical professionals, medical school learners, and researchers who are all part of the integrated mission of transforming healthcare delivery and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society. This collaboration allows us to provide you with a team of highly specialized providers who are at the forefront of the latest research, diagnostic, and technological developments.