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

At Children's Hospital Colorado, our Pediatric Mental Health Institute (PMHI) offers outpatient services for children and teenagers ages 2 to 17. We design our services with you and your child in mind. Our goal is to support you and your child in learning effective ways to manage a wide range of emotions and behaviors.

Why choose Children's Hospital Colorado for outpatient psychiatric services?

Children's Colorado is the only hospital in the region that provides a full range of therapeutic services for children and teenagers who have psychiatric conditions. Our mental health experts will work with you and your child to develop an individualized, family-centered and evidence-based treatment plan.

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:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Advance practice nurses
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • Certified mental health counselors
  • Registered nurses

Specific conditions we treat in Outpatient Psychiatry

Services offered

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy to address concerns including anxiety, disruptive behavior, mood and peer interactions
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Healthy Expectations Perinatal Mental Health Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Psychiatry Program

Contact us

If you would like more information about available services or to schedule an evaluation, please call 720-777-6200.

Physician referrals are not required for your child to be seen in the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. Our program is contracted with most private insurance companies. Medicaid coverage is dependent on the county in which Medicaid is issued.

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Keeping you safe, wherever you are

We're here when you need us with the same safe, high-quality care we've always offered, even during the pandemic. Now, in many cases, you can get that care without even leaving home because we offer virtual visits across every one of our specialties.

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Get to know our pediatric experts.

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Children's Colorado in the news

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    Children of all ages facing mental health challenges
    May 26, 2021

    Anxiety and stress have skyrocketed among children since the pandemic began. Dr. Jenna Glover, a clinical psychologist, shares what parents should look out for in their children and ways to help them if they’re struggling. Learn more.

  • Colorado Public Radio
    Student mental health crisis as a result of COVID-19
    April 05, 2021

    Kate Hartman is a 7th-grader in Denver and a patient ambassador for Children’s Colorado. She struggled with mental health issues in the past, and like many students her age, felt sad and isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read her story and why it’s important for kids and parents to seek connectedness during this time. 

  • 7News
    How to talk to kids about upcoming holidays
    November 16, 2020

    Dr. Jenna Glover recommends parents be direct with kids about the importance of keeping loved ones safe and healthy this holiday season. But that doesn’t mean fun has to be canceled. Learn how parents can brainstorm ideas for virtual friend and family gatherings with their kids.