Rady Children's Hospital Consultation‑Liaison
Rady Children's Hospital–San Diego (RCHSD) is the leading tertiary care center for children in San Diego County. Outpatient Psychiatry Services is one of the major divisions of RCHSD.
Rady Children's Hospital is a 442‑bed pediatric hospital with outstanding programs in Neonatal Intensive Care, General Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Hematology‑Oncology, Pediatric Neurology, Muscular Dystrophy, Cardiopulmonary Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation and including 37 specialty outpatient clinics for treatment. The Patient Care Pavilion opened in January 1993 and provides the region's first and only Pediatric Emergency Care and Trauma Center. The Acute Care Pavilion opened in 2010. The Chadwick Center for Children & Families, nationally renowned for the specialized treatment of child abuse and neglect, is a department of RCHSD. Rady Children’s Hospital features a broad range of developmental services including the developmental evaluation clinic, autism intervention center, toddler school, child care center and includes services such as speech, occupational and physical therapy on site.
Residents have a required 90% time rotation for three months in Consultation‑Liaison at Rady Children's Hospital. They also rotate through the Chadwick Center for Children & Families, the autism toddler school, the developmental evaluation clinic, as well as the child care center during the two years of training. They also cover emergency room call on a 24‑hour basis during the 1st and 2nd Year of residency. Residents provide consultation and provide psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy as well as performing liaison activities. They attend Grand Rounds and seminars at Rady Children's Hospital weekly. Faculty includes 8 child psychiatrists, 7 psychologists and 13 full‑time medical LCSW's. During their second year of training, residents have a one month rotation at Chadwick Center for Children & Families at Rady Children’s Hospital as well as rotations at KidStart and at the Autism Discovery Institute for young children with developmental and mental health problems.