Meeting the Demand for Pediatric Mental Health Care
Poor access to child and adolescent psychiatrists has long been a concern raised by pediatricians, families and other stakeholders. Because there are not enough child psychiatrists to meet the demand for services, wait times for new appointments can be many months, and families may be required to travel long distances. Although the number of child psychiatrists is growing, the current rate of increase will not meet the demand over the next decade. There are several ways to address the shortage, but which way is more likely to be effective?
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063