Child and Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide
The DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care created the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide for use by pediatric primary care providers in the Washington, DC area. This guide aims to provide a comprehensive listing of community behavioral health resources for children and adolescents in the District of Columbia.
This latest version includes information about the operating status of agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic along with updated information related to the DC Medicaid managed care organizations, including searchable filters for CareFirst Community Health Plan DC and Medstar Family Choice MCOs.
While comprehensive, the listing is not exhaustive. Please contact agencies directly with specific question regarding scheduling. This is a working document, and will continually be updated. The main scope is on those providers in the District of Columbia that serve children and families on Medicaid. However, some providers in Maryland and Virginia are included, as well as a few providers across the D.C. area that offer services on a sliding fee scale or accept commercial insurance.
TRAINING VIDEO! The Children’s National Hospital Community Mental Health CORE (Collaboration, Outreach, Research, Equity) hosted a training session on how to use the online DC Child and Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide. The training covered care coordination resources for pediatric primary care (timestamp 1:10 – 06:00), assessing family readiness and priorities (timestamp 06:00 – 10:14), using the DC Child and Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide (10:45 – 25:50), and discussing resource options with families (timestamp 26:15 – 28:30). Additional resources are available to supplement the training video, including information related to insurance navigation and templated language that can be shared with families when providing a list of referrals. Access the video and additional resources here.
Click here or the image below to download the new Child & Adolescent Mental Health Resource Guide filtering tool.
The DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care aims to improve the integration of mental health in pediatric primary care for children in the District of Columbia. The Collaborative has a strong commitment to addressing the mental health needs of diverse children, from birth through 20, and their families, through culturally competent, family-focused initiatives.
- School Behavioral Health in Washington, DC
- DBH Evidence-based Practices (EBP)
- DBH List of Community-based Service Providers
- The Autism Spectrum Disorder Toolkit for Pediatric Primary Care Providers in the District of Columbia (August 2020)
- Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit for Pediatric Primary Care Providers
- Resources for Cross-Sector Collaborative Care (July 2019)