Behavioral Health & Psychiatry

Many children, adolescents and teenagers struggle with behavioral health or psychological issues and require specialized treatment. The child and adolescent behavioral health and psychiatry experts at UK HealthCare partner with parents, referring physicians and other referral sources to provide children and adolescents with comprehensive mental health assessments, behavioral services and advanced treatment options.

Psychiatry Specialties

Our pediatric behavioral health experts specialize in evaluating and treating children’s mental health with pharmacotherapy and behavioral treatment options. Our expert providers will work with each individual patient and family to provide personalized care.

Our providers are expert in providing mental health services for several conditions, including:

  • Academic concerns
  • Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral issues related to bullying
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender identity concerns
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Self-harm/suicidal thoughts
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep problems
  • Substance use

Our children’s behavioral health and services facilities include our Pediatric Behavioral Health Unit at Kentucky Children's Hospital, a 17-bed inpatient program housed at Kentucky Children’s Hospital, which offers children’s behavioral health and services for patients under the age of 17. The team consists of psychiatrists, licensed social workers, psychologists, registered nurses, chaplains and recreational therapists, and they work with several other staff to provide treatment options at our adolescent behavioral health clinic, ranging from art and music therapies to family sessions and spiritual guidance. We even offer pet therapy every Friday afternoon, where a volunteer pet therapist brings dogs to visit with our patients.

Why Choose UK HealthCare for Behavioral Health and Psychiatry?

Our child and adolescent psychiatry and behavioral health programs offer an array of specialized pediatric programs, including an adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program and Functional Family Therapy. In addition to our inpatient behavioral health program, we offer several convenient locations for outpatient services.

Additionally, the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital has consistently been ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the Bluegrass Region by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings. We are honored to receive recognition in numerous clinical and support services as we continue to expand our efforts to meet our community’s needs.


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