Mary Bridge Children's Hospital

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Pediatric Developmental Services

Pediatric Psychology & Psychiatry

Pediatric Psychology & Psychiatry Service provides evaluation and treatment services for a wide variety of cognitive, developmental, emotional, and behavioral problems. Our multidisciplinary approach means children benefit from the expertise of our entire team. Our professionals consult with the Mary Bridge inpatient units and outpatient specialty clinics involved with a patient’s treatment to ensure the most appropriate care and treatment are provided for each child.

Our program is primarily consultative, requiring referral from another medical provider, and includes the services listed below. Click on any of the services or professional disciplines on this page to see more detailed information

Our Services:

Pediatric Psychology

  • Assessment and treatment of maladaptive coping styles in children struggling with chronic health issues including diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, physical and developmental disability, cardiac conditions and other serious health issues.
  • Adjustment to the new diagnosis of a medical condition.
  • Inpatient Consultative services for patients in Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
  • Outpatient treatment services for the conditions listed above.

Pediatric Neuropsychology

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Pediatric Psychiatry

  • Diagnostic evaluations for complex mental health conditions, including psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autism, and comorbid conditions.
  • Psychopharmacology consultations for treatment-resistant conditions or complex medication regimens.
  • Inpatient consultative services for patients in Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
  • Outpatient medication management services.

Scheduling & Contact Information

Referral Process

Once a referral is received from your child’s consulting physician or primary care provider a packet of information will be mailed to your home. Information contained in the packet will vary dependent upon which provider your child is seeing. We request completion of this information by you and your child’s teacher as well as any previous academic or developmental testing for our providers to review prior to the initial appointment.

Please feel free to contact us for further information:

Pediatric Psychology & Psychiatry Service
Phone: 253-403-4437, Option 2
Fax: 253-403-1235

Mailing Address:
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Center
PO Box 5299
M/S: 1220-2-PSY
Tacoma, WA 98415.

Physical Address:
1220 Division Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98415.

Hours of Operation: M-F 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.