Pediatric mental health services, close to home
Your child’s emotional health is an important part of their overall wellbeing. At Dell Children's Medical Center - Grace Grego Maxwell Mental Health Unit, our doctors and mental health specialists deliver personalized care for mental and behavioral health conditions including depression and anxiety, mood disorders, suicidal ideation and more. Our 24-bed inpatient hospital on the Dell Children’s Medical Center campus diagnoses, treats, and manages care for children and adolescents ages 6-17 needing immediate treatment for signs of mental distress. We offer inpatient programs with one-on-one and group counseling. We focus on health prevention, interventions, treatments and recovery support services.
Dell Children’s Medical Center offers the only inpatient pediatric mental health unit in Central Texas that is connected to a hospital.
If your child is showing symptoms of distress or mental illness, please call our 24/7 assessment line at 1-512-324-0029 to speak with a licensed social worker, who is qualified to understand your current situation and direct you to the appropriate services.
If you think your child may be in a mental health crisis and may harm themselves or others, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Behavioral health services
Our programs vary based on the age of your child. We deliver personalized care for:
- Bipolar disorder
- Major depressive disorder
- Mood disorders
- Suicidal Ideation
Our care team helps educate your family and encourages your participation in your child’s treatment plan. Therapies include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Coping skills
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Expressive therapy
- Medication management
- Mental health assessments