How PediPRN can help your child
PediPRN is available to help your child’s primary care provider (PCP) with diagnosing and treating mental health problems. The PCP may contact a PediPRN child psychiatrist or mental health therapist during your child’s visit to:
- Discuss symptoms, thoughts or feelings your child is having
- Better understand what might be causing your child’s symptoms
- Make a diagnosis
- Discuss the best treatment option(s)
- Obtain advice on possible medications
The PediPRN specialist can give advice to your child’s PCP about how to help your child or suggest a referral to other mental health services.
What will happen next?
What kind of treatment can you expect?
PediPRN also provides resource and referral support to assist families in identifying and scheduling appointments with recommended mental health services in the community. Sometimes a PediPRN resource and referral specialist will contact you to arrange discuss these referral options.
Support for families
Children’s mental health problems can be very stressful for families. It can be tough to find people who really understand what you’re going through. If you need support and/or advice about additional services, there are several resources in the community, including (but not limited to):