At Kids Plus, we recognize the importance of caring for the whole person. And we’re often a crucial first connection for patients and families with behavioral health concerns.
In today’s health care environment, only 20% of patients who seek treatment for a mental health disorder receive the services they need. We’re deeply committed to changing that.
So we provide basic screenings and assessment for common mental health diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD. We also provide preventative services and screenings for adolescent depression and suicidality at wellness visits.
For patients able to be managed in a primary care setting, we provide medication treatment and co-management of outside mental health professionals.
We recognize the many barriers patients and families face when trying to connect to quality behavioral health treatment, so we have a whole Behavioral Health Team dedicated to helping you get the the support you need, whether that’s getting connected to appropriate resources, navigating an often complex assortment of outside services, or getting access to higher levels of care when necessary.
Our Resource & Counseling Coordinators (RCCs) help Kids + Families navigate the behavioral health and education systems and connect to vital resources.They provide support both in-office and over the phone, as well as offering brief, in-office interventions.
Our Behavioral Health Care Coordinator helps you access Kids Plus behavioral health services by scheduling appointments, answering questions about psychiatric medications, and coordinating care with outside providers involved in your child’s behavioral health care.
Many of our Providers have experience managing standard anxiety, depression, and ADHD concerns. We also have providers with additional training in behavioral health — like Dr. Kate Belser — and we have access to consult with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh TiPS program psychiatrists for support in managing patients’ medication treatment.