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behavioral health consult

A behavioral health consultant offers support when habits, behaviors, stress, worry or emotional concerns affect your child's daily life or emotional health. All within the same office as your Dayton Children's Pediatrics provider.

what a behavioral health consultant does

  • Works with your child’s primary care provider to provide short-term support for specific mental health concerns.
  • Helps reduce symptoms from various medical conditions or can help your child to better cope with them.
  • Helps your child develop skills to handle emotional or behavioral challenges. These can include anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression and stress.

how this is different from mental health services

  • This service is simply another part of your child’s overall health care services. This is not a separate specialty mental health care service.
  • This is not traditional therapy. This provides brief, specific tools and support for your child.
  • If your child’s needs are not met with this program, the consultant can refer to a separate mental health service. 

how billing works

  • Fees associated with the behavioral health consult will be billed to your insurance company.
  • There may be co-pays associated with visits. If you have specific questions about this, please contact a Dayton Children’s billing specialist at 937-641-3555.


contact us hours

Call our office at 937-641-3500 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm to make an appointment.

Same day appointments are available for established patients who are sick or have an urgent health concern.

Dayton Children's Pediatrics is open:

Monday-8:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday-8:00 am to 11:00 am (sick visits only)