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The Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at Massachusetts General Hospital provides care for children admitted to the general medical, surgical and intensive care units at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. We work to ease the suffering of children and families coping with serious illness or injury and those adjusting to the diagnosis of chronic or life-threatening conditions.
The service also evaluates and helps with the management of children with:
In this liaison role, we also work to support medical and nursing staff in the often emotionally demanding job of caring for hospitalized children and their families.
Under the leadership of director Eric Hazen, MD, and associate director Elizabeth Pinsky, MD, the Pediatric Consult-Liaison Service provides care to more than 300 patients each year. Common consultation requests include:
Specialists within the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry also provide care on an outpatient basis to the hematology-oncology, gastrointestinal, epilepsy, pain, endocrine, cystic fibrosis, transplant, multiple sclerosis and coordinated care clinics.
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Outpatient psychiatric consultation services for children with co-morbid medical and psychiatric difficulties are available though the Child and Adolescent Medical Psychiatry (ChAMP) Clinic.
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The Pediatric Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Service provides outpatient psychiatric consultation to children with co-morbid medical and known or suspected psychiatric symptoms through the Child and Adolescent Medical-Psychiatry (ChAMP) Clinic.
Common reasons for presentation to the ChAMP Clinic include:
The ChAMP clinic follows a consultative model, providing a number of services, including:
For patients who have long-term treatment needs, we provide referrals to appropriate mental health providers.
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