Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
- Child Psychiatry
- UHC Campus
- Arnold Building, Level 3
- 1 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401
- Phone: 802-847-4563
- Fax: 802-847-8747
- Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM
Fletcher Allen provides child psychiatric care through the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families directly in Burlington or via our telemedicine (teleconference) program.
The Vermont Center for Children,Youth and Families
The Pediatric Psychiatry clinic at the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families offers child and adolescent psychiatry assessment and treatment using a family based approach. We provide diagnostic services using both the standard DSM format and the internationally known Achenbach system of empirically-based assessment (ASEBA).
There is limited space for ongoing cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. Due to a critical shortage of child psychiatrists both nationally and locally, there may be a wait of several months before patients can be seen. Our Telemedicine program has helped alleviate some of this backlog.
The primary patient benefits of Telemedicine child psychiatrist visits are flexibility, convenience, and confidentiality.What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine allows child psychiatry fellows to perform evaluations using videoconferencing technology.
VCCYF Burlington is the base of the Telemedicine program and is connected to four primary care centers across the state of Vermont: St Johnsbury, Richford, Rutland and Plainfield (see box to right).
The wait time for a Telemedicien evaluation tends to be much shorter than a Burlington in-person visit. Families should contact their primary care clinician affiliated with one of these sites to begin the evaluation process.
Learn More about Telemedicine
To help families and clinicians learn more about this project, two videos are provided.
Video 1: Telemedicine Project Description
Video 2: What to expect from Telemedicine participation
Note: While much of the information in these videos remain accurate, there are two main changes. First, the research portion of the telemedicine project has been completed. Second,the evaluations are performed by child psychiatry fellows rather than the specific physicians described in the video.