PSYCLES provides consultation and assessment to all medical services at Children's Hospital Colorado. This includes inpatient medical units, outpatient medical clinics and the emergency department. PSYCLES clinicians consult to urgent callers such as parent and healthcare providers. Additionally the program coordinates admissions to Psychiatric Inpatient, Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Specialty Programs.
Children's Hospital Colorado offers a 24-hour psychiatric emergency department evaluation in which children, adolescents and families with psychiatric emergencies can be assessed and treatment interventions recommended. Our staff is experienced with the assessment of pediatric patients and has the appropriate community resources available for interventions. PSYCLES clinicians respond to callers to assist in access to urgent care, inpatient hospitalization, day treatment, and psychiatric consultation. The team provides 24-hour consultation to Children's Hospital Colorado Emergency Department.
PSYCLES is staffed by a child psychiatrist, child psychiatry resident, psychology intern, masters-level clinicians, and psychiatric registered nurses. Clinicians triage all calls to Psychiatry with the goal to assist in determining the appropriate mental health intervention. The intake team works with parents, health providers, schools, mental health providers, and other systems providing care to children. Callers are referred to both Children’s Hospital programs and to referrals outside our system when appropriate.