If you have concerns about your child’s mental or behavioral health and would like to request an appointment, you can call us at (816) 234-3674 to talk with our scheduling team. They will ask you a few questions to get a better understanding of your needs. If we are the right fit for your child’s needs, we will send you a packet of forms to fill out. When we receive your completed forms, a member of our team will call you to schedule your appointment.
Your first appointment
You can expect your initial appointment to last around 90 minutes, so you may want to have activities for your child to do while you talk with the provider. Please bring any previous test results, a list of all current medications, any previous medications tried and how your child responded to them, and your child’s Individual Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan from school, if applicable.
At the visit, the psychiatrist will review all this information, along with your child’s medical history. Depending on your child’s age, the psychiatrist may want to meet with you and your child individually if appropriate. It's helpful if both parents or primary caregivers can provide input at the appointment or through the intake forms.
Your first visit may be via telehealth (online). In that case, your child may not need to be present the entire time, but the provider will always want to connect with them and hear their perspective.
Follow-up visits are generally shorter (30 to 60 minutes) and may be as often as every month or up to 6 months apart. These visits allow you to check in with your psychiatrist to review your child’s progress and make any necessary updates to their treatment plan.