Welcome to the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development

The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences  is an integral part of one of the preeminent child and adolescent mental health treatment consortiums in the country, which includes Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and Stanford University School of Medicine.

The mission of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development is advancing science by investigating the psychopathology of mental disorders in children and adolescents and providing optimal care by integrating time-limited focused psychotherapeutic interventions and advanced innovative medical treatment. Our goal is to increase understanding of the pathophysiology of youth mental health concerns including mood, eating, childhood medical, anxiety, and autism related disorders using innovative translational approaches ranging from stem cell research to imaging and clinical trials.. Services are provided through several outpatient specialty clinics:


In addition, most of our outpatient specialty clinics have research components:

By accessing the wide range of programs and complementary resources at the Stanford Parenting Center, parents can expand their skills and develop new behaviors to foster healthy parent-child relationships and support their child’s development and well-being.

Resources for Connecting to Behavioral Health Services

Outpatient  Clinic Intake Form

If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child and interested in mental health services in our outpatient clinics, click here to fill out the Child Psychiatry Outpatient Intake Form.

Note: Completing this form does not guarantee access to services. Form responses are monitored on a daily basis. Once the form is complete and submitted, our intake office will contact you to get more information. Please be aware that it may take a few days or up to 2-4 weeks for us to get in touch with you.

For urgent or life-threatening mental health needs, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency department. For immediate crisis intervention, text 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line, or dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.

The Child Psychiatry Clinic does not provide forensic evaluations and services, please click here to find out more information about the Stanford Forensic Psychiatry Program.

Contact Us

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building
401 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA 94305-5719

Mailing Address: 
401 Quarry Rd.
Stanford, CA 94305-5719 

Main Phone and New Patient Intake: (650) 723-5511

FAX: (650) 724-7389 NEW REFERRALS FAX: (650) 497-4246

Days and Hours:
Monday-Friday  8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Mindfulness for Parents Class. Click here for details and registration

Positive Parenting During COVID-19 Series  for recorded webinars, click here

Autism Parent Support Group NOTICE:  The next support group meeting will be Monday, APRIL 1, 2024 7pm due to spring break. There will not be a meeting on Monday, April 8, 2024. The next meeting will be Monday, May 13, 2024. Now via Zoom until further notice. Meets on second Mondays from 7-8:30pm (Sept.-June). To be added to the monthly email with participant zoom info, click here.

Stanford Parenting Center Classes