About half of all pediatric office visits involve behavioral, psychosocial and/or educational concerns. Primary care physicians who want to refer children with mental health needs often can’t quickly access pediatric subspecialty mental health care.1 A growing number of pediatricians are caring for these children without psychiatric support.
With this in mind, we created the Pediatric Behavioral Health Management Program, a collaborative pediatrician–child psychiatrist approach to support pediatricians in the diagnosis and treatment of mood and behavior problems.
The program is open to participating pediatricians treating any Aetna member 5 to 18 years of age who has Aetna medical and behavioral health benefits, and offers:
Contact us to learn more
If you’re a pediatrician or psychiatrist who would like to participate in the program, or if you have questions, e-mail us.
Pediatric Symptom Checklist
The Pediatric Symptom Checklist is an example of a brief behavioral screening questionnaire. Learn more about using and scoring the Pediatric Symptom Checklist.
Resources for providers
Resources for your patients
1Rushton J, Bruckman D, Kelleher K. Primary care referral of children with psychosocial problems. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. Jun 2002;156(6):592-598.