Children's Hospital Colorado
Pediatric Mental Health Institute
Pediatric Mental Health Institute
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    Phone numbers for specific programs: • Eating Disorder Program: 720-777-6452 • Medical Day Treatment Program: 720-777-2900 • Neuropsychiatric Special Care Program: 720-777-3191 • Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program: 720-777-4360 • Psychiatric Day Treatment Program & School Refusal Program: 720-777-7794

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Outpatient Services and Therapy

Your child’s mental health is important to us, and we are here to help you get through any challenge you face.

Our Pediatric Mental Health Institute offers outpatient programs for kids and teens from ages 5 to 17. We design our programs with you and your child in mind. We’ll help you learn positive ways to manage a wide range of emotions and behaviors.

Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for treatment of emotional and behavioral issues?

Children’s Colorado is the only hospital in the region that provides a full range of programs and services for children and teens who may have psychiatric conditions. Because each child’s experience is different, we customize treatment plans. That could mean inpatient or outpatient care for your child, or something in between.

We understand that behavior and emotional challenges can impact everyone in your family. This is why our team focuses on supporting your family as a whole.

A team of experts committed to your child

Our doctorate-level psychiatrists and psychologists will work with your child to develop treatment plans rooted in evidence-based research. Plus, we’re constantly looking for new treatments and methods to improve the experience for children.

We believe your family will benefit from the expertise of our mental health experts who work together to provide a variety of services to meet your child’s unique needs. Our staff includes:

  • Child and adolescent psychiatrists
  • Child and adolescent psychologists
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Certified mental health workers
  • Psychiatric registered nurses
  • Creative art therapists

The Children’s Colorado Routine Outpatient Program is contracted with most private insurances. Please contact us at 720-777-6200 if you have insurance questions, concerns or would like to schedule an evaluation.

If you live outside of Denver County and have Medicaid coverage, please contact your local mental center to seek services per their guidelines. 

Specific conditions we treat in Outpatient Psychiatry

Services offered

Requesting an evaluation

  1. Parents and/or legal guardians, please contact us at 720-777-6200 and select the prompt for #1 to schedule an evaluation
  2. Once this evaluation is scheduled, please click on the link below to PRINT and COMPLETE our “New Patient Questionnaire.”

Please download and fill out our New Patient Questionnaire (.pdf)

 3.  Please BRING YOUR COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE to your child’s evaluation.  Please make every effort to complete this prior, in order to maximize your time with the provider.

Contact us

If you are a parent and would like more information on an evaluation and/or treatment for your child, please call our intake triage line at 720-777-6200. Our intake clinician will assist with assessing the needs of your child and family, and provide information about available programs and community resources.

Outpatient Psychiatry Services and Therapy
Phone: 720-777-6200

Psychiatric Day Treatment Program
Phone: 720-777-7794

Neuropsychiatric Special Care Program
Phone: 720-777-8240

Intensive Services
Phone: 720-777-6200

Healthy Expectations Program for Moms
Phone: 303-864-5252

Creative Arts Therapy (Art, Dance, Music and Yoga)
Phone: 720-777-4360

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
Phone: 720-777-6200

Obsessive-Compulsive and Anxiety Disorders Routine Outpatient Psychiatry Program
Phone: 720-777-6200

Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic
Phone: 720-777-6200

Medical Day Treatment Program
Phone: 720-777-2900

Eating Disorders Program
Phone: 720-777-6452

Psychiatry and Behavioral Services
Phone: 720-777-6200