Before Coming to UAMS
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19, call the UAMS appointment center at (501) 686-8000 to reschedule your appointment. You may also ask if your appointment can be done by phone or video.
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What to Expect at Your Appointment
UAMS has safety measures in place to protect our patients and employees. Everyone who comes to UAMS is required to wear a mask and pass a health screening before entering the building. You will also have your temperature taken. Please wear a clean mask to your clinic visit, and do not remove it until asked to do so by a UAMS employee.
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Outpatient Visitor Guidelines
Patients must come to their visit alone. A friend or family member may come to an appointment only if the patient is under 18 or is not mentally or physically able to go to the appointment alone. You are welcome to include a friend or family member in your appointment by phone or video chat.
If you need a wheelchair from your car to your appointment, transport staff is available. Contact your clinic and they will help to arrange this for you.
Please visit our COVID-19 resources to learn more about what to expect at your appointment.
About Child Diagnostic Unit
At the Child Diagnostic Unit of the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI), our primary goal is to truly understand your child’s symptoms and the impact this has on your child and your family.
Our mission is to provide child- and family-centered care that is collaborative, compassionate, and trauma-sensitive. This helps us to establish clarification of diagnoses and develop appropriate treatment planning for your child. To do this, we use an approach that relies on specialists in child psychiatry, psychology, social work, occupational therapy, speech and language, education, and nursing to assess and treat your children ages 2 to 12 years old with a variety of diagnoses.
Parents and Family
Our approach enables us to develop comprehensive individualized treatment plans for rational (and early) intervention. Most importantly, the Child Diagnostic Unit’s approach includes encouraging families/caregivers to “partner” in the collaboration of the assessment and treatment of your child with extensive caregiver involvement.
This includes weekly family therapy, weekly parent group, no set visitation times, and the ability to “room in” with your child. Additionally, families/caregivers receive post-discharge case management for 30 days by a Psych TLC mental health professional who assists in integrating treatment recommendations with your child’s community-based resources.
Treatment and Assessment
Using a treatment and assessment model of Collaborative Problem Solving, a cognitive behavioral approach, our staff will assist your child with their disruptive behaviors and assist adults in interacting and collaborating with your child to solve problems. This is a philosophy about children, and how we help children.
The staff of the Child Diagnostic Unit aspires to provide you and your family with respectful, nurturing care and rapport which leads to the development of trust and openness. We strive to be teachers, role models, astute observers of behavior, and collaborators with all children and their families.
Children are all of our future, and we desire to bring hope to that future. We desire to make a difference one child at a time and to be part of a changing system that positively impacts the lives of children and families in Arkansas.
There are several requirements for admission to the Child Diagnostic Unit.
- Download a list of the required documents for admission.
- Download the Child Diagnostic Unit admission packet.
Please fax referrals to our main fax number or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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