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Pediatric Behavioral Health Services

Your Child’s Biggest Advocate

We understand the vital role that mental and emotional well-being plays in a child’s overall health and development. Our dedicated team of experts is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive behavioral health care to children and adolescents in our community. With a focus on early intervention and evidence-based treatments, we strive to support the emotional resilience and thriving of every child we serve. At Episcopal Health Services, we are here to help your child navigate life’s challenges, achieve their full potential, and lead a happy, fulfilling life.

Scope of Services

EHS offers comprehensive pediatric behavioral healthcare and personalized services to meet the unique needs of children and adolescents. Our experienced team provides psychotherapy, medications, and medication-assisted treatment, including group and family therapy. We specialize in treating behavioral disorders, assist with school advocacy, and offer crisis intervention and family support programs. Additionally, we provide care coordination, in-home services and culturally competent support for families facing emotional and mental health challenges. Our integrated approach ensures holistic care. Count on us for compassionate, evidence-based care tailored to promote the well-being of young individuals.

Our Programs Include:

Care Coordination Program

The Care Coordination Program for children and adolescents is a team-based approach to case management, with each child and family served by a care coordinator/care manager. Our coordinators provide care management services, in-home services, community services, on-call support, psycho-education, and more to children ages 0 through 21 with histories of psychiatric concerns.

Home-Based Crisis Intervention Program

The Home-Based Crisis Intervention Program for children ages 5-17 is an intensive, short-term crisis intervention service and family education program designed to prevent psychiatric hospitalization. This service is provided under contract with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, offering crisis intervention, home-based assessment, and treatment planning, psychoeducation, family and individual therapy, case management, and referral services.

Family Peer Support Services

Family Peer Support Services provide a comprehensive range of formal and informal family support services that are individualized, coordinated, family-driven, youth-guided, culturally competent, and strength-based to families of children and adolescents, birth to 24 years of age, who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges in their home, school, placement, and/or community. This program is staffed by trained Family Advocates and Peer Advocates. Services provided include engagement, bridging, and transitional support, self-advocacy, self-efficacy, and empowerment, community connections and natural supports, parent skill development, promoting effective family-driven practice, outreach and information.

For more information or to make a referral, please call (718) 869-7923. 

Collaborative Care at St. John’s Medical Group Primary Care 

Collaborative Care at St. John’s Medical Group Primary Care is embedded within our Primary Care practice, offering children/adolescents and adults the option of having their mild to moderate behavioral health concerns identified and treated within their primary care setting by a team working with their family doctor. All patients are screened at least yearly for depression, substance use, and other behavioral health concerns within the primary care setting. If appropriate, they are also offered individual/family therapy and medication management. The treatment team consists of a licensed social worker, a primary care physician, and a consulting psychiatrist.

Please note that if this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency department. For free and confidential support from trained mental health professionals, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or NYC Well at 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355).