Patient Services

The Child Diagnostic Unit, located on the fifth floor of the Psychiatric Research Institute at UAMS, can accommodate children as young as 2 years old up to 12 years old. The unit uses a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment, relying on specialists in psychiatry, psychology, speech, language and occupational therapy and education

The Child Study Center serves the entire state of Arkansas, with over 1,000 new patients referred each year. Located on the second floor of the David M. Clark Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the Child Study Center’s highly-trained specialists can provide a personalized treatment plan for children with emotional or behavioral conditions.

STRIVE (Seeking To Reinforce my Identity and Values Everyday) is a school-based community outreach program based in the Lakewood Professional Building in North Little Rock. The goal of this program is to provide intensive outpatient therapy for students who are at risk for out-of-home placement due to emotional and behavioral problems, helping them develop a positive identity and value system.

The Childhood Post-Infectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) clinic specializes in diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune disorders known as PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) or a subset of PANS that is associated with strep infection known as PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections).