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Pediatric Psychology

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines

The Pediatric Psychology Service accepts referrals (newborn through 21 years) for evaluation and treatment of behavioral and emotional aspects of disease and illness, the promotion of health and development, and evaluation of developmental disorders.

Pediatric psychologists on this service specialize in addressing the following types of concerns:
  • Child and family adjustment to illness
  • Adherence to medical regimens
  • Adjustment/coping with medical procedures or treatments (e.g., injections/blood draws, CPAP, self-catheterization)
  • Pain management
  • Relaxation skills and stress management related to illness
  • Sleep problems
  • Elimination disorders
  • Behaviorally-based feeding problems
  • Weight management
  • Psychological aspects of deviations in typical growth and development (short/tall stature; delayed/early puberty)
  • Developmental assessment of young children.
  • Transition from pediatric to adult centered health care, pain management
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit  
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) Patients and Physicians can learn more about a variety of child and adolescent behavioral health concerns by visiting the University of Michigan's YourChild website.
Child Behavioral Health (CBH)
Pediatric Psychology
Appointment Timeframe

Time to Appointment is clinic-specific (See multispecialty clinic listings for more specific information). General pediatric psychology referrals are typically scheduled within 4-6 weeks.

If a referral patient is not best served by Pediatric Psychology, the referring provider will be notified.

Please call for an appointment

How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Relevant patient medical records or other evaluations may be faxed to Pediatric Psychology

Fax: 734-936-6897
Clinic Contact Information Physician: 1-800-962-3555
Patient: 734-936-4220
Clinic Location Sites C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
UM Consulting Physician Pediatric Psychology faculty
Revised on: 11/19/2014



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