The University of Vermont Medical Center provides child psychiatric care through the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families directly in Burlington and via our telemedicine (teleconference) program.
Our clinical team includes board-certified child psychiatrists, child psychologists, nurse practitioners, child psychiatry fellows, and resident physicians.
The Vermont Center for Children,Youth and Families
The Pediatric Psychiatry clinic at the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families offers child and adolescent psychiatry assessment and treatment using a family based approach. We provide diagnostic services using both the standard DSM format and the internationally known Achenbach system of empirically-based assessment (ASEBA).
There is limited space for ongoing cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. Due to a critical shortage of child psychiatrists both nationally and locally, there may be a wait of several months before patients can be seen. Our Telemedicine program has helped alleviate some of this backlog.
The primary patient benefits of Telemedicine child psychiatrist visits are flexibility, convenience, and confidentiality.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine allows child psychiatry fellows to perform evaluations using videoconferencing technology.
VCCYF Burlington is the base of the Telemedicine program and is connected to four primary care centers across the state of Vermont: St Johnsbury, Richford, Rutland and Plainfield (see box to right).
The wait time for a telemedicine evaluation tends to be much shorter than a Burlington in-person visit. Families should contact their primary care clinician affiliated with one of these sites to begin the evaluation process.
Arrange a Telemedicine Appointment
Contact your primary care clinician affiliated with one of the following locations: