Center for Behavioral Health – Child and Adolescent Services
Who can be
||MetroHealth's Center for Behavioral Health — Child &
Adolescent Services is comprised of providers in divisions of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychology and the Psychological
Assessment Center. These providers have teamed up to more efficiently
provide mental health and behavioral services for children and youth
experiencing emotional behavioral, or adjustment problems. The following
are some frequently asked questions:|
A child or adolescent up to the age of 18 years who has a MetroHealth
primary care provider can be seen. If your child does not, call the Department
of Pediatrics or Family Practice to be assigned a provider. The child must be
seen by a MetroHealth Medical provider before he/she can be seen in the Center
for Behavioral Health.
Does my child’s insurance cover the services?
The answer to this question depends on your child's medical insurance. Some
coverages allow you to self-refer (meaning you can just call us). Others
require you to ask your pediatrician or family practice physician to make a
referral. Still others require the insurance company itself to make the
referral. And lastly, some insurance carriers will not pay for you to come to
our Center at all, so it's important to check the coverage guidelines. Call us
if you are unsure.
How do I check insurance coverages?
On the back of most insurance cards is a telephone number listed for
"Mental Health and Chemical Dependency (or Drugs) Services." Call the number
and ask them. If they say your policy does not pay for you child to be seen
here, ask them how you can get the MetroHealth providers on the panel. If they
say they can't, ask where you can take your child. If you have any questions,
call us at (216) 778-3745.
Once my child receives a referral, how do I get an
Go to the Appointment