Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Our team of caring experts works with children and their families to diagnose and manage mental health conditions such as ADHD, autism, anxiety and depression.

Our experts provide compassionate treatment for children and teens with a wide range of mental health issues.

Outpatient appointments

717-531-8338 (Hershey)
717-782-6493 (Harrisburg)

Mental health treatment for children and their families

At Penn State Children’s Hospital’s, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, provides evidence-based and compassionate treatment for children and teens with a wide range of mental health issues that can impact thoughts, feelings and behaviors. We have programs in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI) and in Hershey at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Expert care for children’s mental health

Our team offers a full range of outpatient services for children and adolescents who have mental health or behavioral problems. Our team of caring experts works with children, adolescents and their families to diagnose and manage mental health conditions such as ADHD, autism, anxiety and depression. Services include:

  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Individual (one-on-one) counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Parent support programs
  • Medication treatments

Hershey and Harrisburg offer outpatient services while PPI in Harrisburg also offers inpatient  services. Some programs provide services in English and Spanish.

Mind on Health - Central Penn Parent 

View articles focusing on child development and parenting issues written by psychiatric experts from Penn State Health. Recent topics have included anxiety in children with autism, cyberbullying, self-harm and tips for talking with children about tragedy.

A new study in JAMA Pediatrics that suggests half of children with a mental health condition in the United States go without treatment comes as little surprise to many physicians.