Medical Coping and Wellness Clinic
The Medical Coping and Wellness Clinic (MCWC) is an outpatient child psychiatry clinic that serves LPCH patients whose primary mental health concern is related to their medical condition or in which patients’ emotional or behavioral concerns negatively impact the management of their medical condition. Examples include the following: adjustment to a new diagnosis; procedural preparation/anxiety(e.g., needle phobia, trouble with IVs); problems with medical treatment adherence; evaluations required for medical procedures (e.g., solid organ transplant evaluations); and behavioral or emotional problems that interfere with medical condition, treatment, rehabilitation, or maximization of functioning.
Our clinic is limited to patients who are actively followed for treatment by an LPCH medical team/providers. A consultation and then subsequent feedback session may be scheduled to review current concerns, provide recommendations, and resources to help patients. On occasion, time-limited psychotropic medication management and/or psychotherapy as a bridge to establishing local care, may be provided.
For Referrals, please have your LPCH physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner submit a referral to Child Psychiatry.