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Behavioral Health Services

Emotional, behavioral, and developmental problems and disorders are common in children and adolescents, and at some point most families face difficulties such as physical illnesses that can prove especially troubling for children. Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a wide range of Behavioral Health services to address the needs of children, adolescents and their families as they face such challenges. By bringing together a team of professionals from many disciplines such as child and adolescent psychiatry, counseling, developmental behavioral pediatrics, nursing, psychology, and social work, we work together to determine the best treatment options for your child.

Programs include:

View a comprehensive list of the conditions we treat or request an appointment online or by calling (614) 355.8080.

In The News

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awards traumatic brain injury grant to Dr. Keith Yeates
Keith Yeates, PhD, director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been designated lead neuropsychologist for a five-year, multisite study of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among United States children, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grant is for approximately $2.75 million. Read the news release »

U.S.News & World Report article features Nationwide Children’s
Nationwide Children’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is featured in the August issue of U.S.News & World Report, which highlights the state of autism treatment and research today. Read the full article »

Pediatric HealthSource: Pediatric Psychiatry Network

Dr. John Campo discusses the rising suicide rate among young people and the new Pediatric Psychiatry Network with WBNS 10-TV. Watch it here. »

Pediatric HealthSource: Suicide Warning Signs

Dr. John Campo discusses the warning signs of suicide with WBNS 10-TV. Watch it here. »

Pediatric Psychiatry Network for Physicians

This easy-access consultation and support service provides primary care physicians the ability to access child and adolescent psychiatry decision support, education and triage services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Physicians can call 1-877-PSY-OHIO or complete a request form at

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Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit

Nationwide Children’s Hospital operates a 2-bed Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit within its Emergency Department observation unit. The unit operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides direct care to Franklin County youth up to age 18 in mental health crisis in need of short term crisis stabilization services.

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Fast Facts

July 2014 – June 2015

Total Outpatient Visits/Consults: 161,079
Total Inpatient Consults: 4,962
Total Inpatient Discharges: 1,041
Total Inpatient Days: 4,338
Child Development Center Visits: 11,745
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Visits: 21,908
Behavioral Medicine Consultation Clinic Visits: 2,913
Multidisciplinary Outpatient Medical Clinic/Outpatient Consultation Visits*: 887
Developmental Disabilities Clinic Visits*: 2,018
Myelomeningocele Clinic Visits*: 546
Cerebral Palsy Clinic Visits*: 570
Inpatient Consultations: 3,382
Outpatient Clinic Visits: 6,026

Multidisciplinary Outpatient Medical Clinic Visits/Outpatient Consultation Visits: 5,314
Community-Based Visits: 27,210
Outpatient Therapy Visits: 58,112
.Partial Hospital/Intensive Outpatient Program Visits: 2,701
Psychiatry Clinic Visits:18,421
Psychiatry Inpatient Consultations:1,580
Emergency Department Assessments: 2,708
Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit Discharges: 731
Psychiatry Inpatient Unit Discharges: 310
*Clinics are under Ambulatory Pediatrics

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