Virtual Care for Mental Health

Virtual care for mental health

We are now offering virtual care visits for mental and behavioral health concerns. You can access consultative sessions with a pediatric psychologist through our Virtual Care for Kids line at 504.837.7760.

Our pediatric virtual care visits for mental health services are consultative, short-term (1-2) visits. These are not intended to serve as a replacement for long-term or ongoing treatment.

Common pediatric mental health conditions we treat:

  • COVID-19 related concerns:
    • Adjustment to new routines/coping with changes in daily life
    • Grief and sadness related to cancelled events/milestones
    • Concerns about family/friends well-being
    • Social isolation
  • General concerns:
    • Anxiety
    • Changes in mood
    • Behavior problems
    • Sleep difficulties
    • Other common and mild behavioral/mental health concerns

Below is a list of mental health services not available through virtual care visits:

  • Emergency situations – if this an emergency situation, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room. Click here for a list of LCMC Health Emergency Departments.
    • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts/behaviors
    • Life-threating behaviors
    • Behaviors that require intensive intervention (e.g.: law enforcement is needed)
  • Medication management or consultation
  • Academic, cognitive, or psychological testing

If you need assistance with other services that are not covered by this clinic, please
call (504) 896-7272 for assistance.