Pediatric Health and Behavior (PHAB) Consultation Clinic Welcome

Dear Parent/Caregiver,

Your child’s medical team here at Texas Children’s Hospital has referred your child for a consultation in the Pediatric Health and Behavior Clinic. This appointment is for a diagnostic consultation with one of our psychologists who specializes in working with children who have medical conditions.  Our psychologists work closely with medical doctors to treat the whole child, including physical and emotional well-being. 

What to expect on the day of your appointment:

  • The psychologist will talk with you and your child about any concerns you or your child might have, especially those related to his/her medical condition and treatment. The psychologist will also ask you about your child’s history.
     
  • At the conclusion of the appointment, the psychologist will provide your family with recommendations for a plan of care which could include referrals for receiving further evaluation or therapy services.  These referrals may be placed for services at Texas Children’s Hospital or community providers, depending on a variety of factors.  For community referrals, families will meet with our clinic’s social worker to receive more detailed resources based on the psychologist’s recommendation.
     
  • Plan for the evaluation to last approximately one hour.
     
  • Our goal is to keep our clinic running smoothly and efficiently. Therefore, we ask that you please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Due to the nature of the clinic, we regretfully cannot see patients who arrive 10 minutes or more past their scheduled appointment time.

What to bring to your appointment:

  • Completed history form.
     
  • If there has ever been legal action which affects the custody of your child (such as a divorce or legal separation), you must bring a copy of court documentation to your visit.
     
  • Copies of previous psychological or school evaluation records, if available.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,

Pediatric Health and Behavior Consultation Clinic Team