Youthdale provides comprehensive psychiatric consultations to Children's Aid Societies and other children's mental health centres in Ontario.

Most children referred for psychiatric consultation have complicated histories and present serious diagnostic and management challenges to their professional caregivers. Psychiatric consultation staff include a Clinic Coordinator and team of child psychiatrists affiliated with Youthdale's Psychiatric Crisis Service.

The Clinic Coordinator prepares for the consultation by gathering information about the child's problems and developmental and family history, and by focusing the referring person's questions. A report of the child psychiatrist's findings and recommendations is sent to the referring agency within one week of the consultation.

Psychiatric services are covered by OHIP. The services of the Clinical Coordinator and administrative services are provided for a fee.

For more information, please call our Clinic Coordinator, at (416) 368-4896, ext. 2200.