At CHOC, our pediatric psychologists are part of the health care team. That means both a child’s physical and mental health needs are always being met.
Many health conditions, like epilepsy, cancer, diabetes or a rare disease, can affect a child’s mental health in addition to their physical health. Our psychologists are part of the care teams for CHOC’s many treatment programs, both inpatient and outpatient. Patients and families can turn to our psychologists while receiving care anywhere at CHOC, including in the following programs and hospital units:
- Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
- Concussion Program
- Cystic Fibrosis Center
- Disorders of Sexual Differentiation Program
- Early Developmental Assessment Center
- Endocrinology Services
- Feeding Program
- Hematology Services
- Hyundai Cancer Institute
- Metabolic Disorders Services
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Sleep Disorder Center.
If your child is hospitalized or has an appointment, and you would like to request a visit from a psychologist, please let your nurse or doctor know. Our team will develop a plan to care for your child.
Sometimes, illnesses and injuries—and the medications used to treat them—can have effects on the brain, causing problems with attention, learning, behavior, socialization or emotional control. We offer comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to assess cognitive function and recommend a treatment plan for children of all ages. Learn more about our Neuropsychology Program.