Child Development and Behavioral Health
The Child Development and Behavioral Health Clinic provides consultations and evaluations for children with developmental, academic or behavioral difficulties.
The clinic’s mission is to evaluate a child’s development and behavior, help create an appropriate treatment plan, and transition the child back to the primary care physician for follow-up care – often in conjunction with other services. The clinic does not provide any therapies or psychiatric treatment. In accordance with the clinic’s mission as a developmental pediatric clinic, the clinic gives priority appointments to children 5 years of age and under. Children ages 6-9 will be evaluated, but may have a longer wait time.
9 Richland Medical Park, Suite 210
Columbia, SC 29203
To refer a patient, physicians should fax a completed University Pediatrics New Patient Referral/Consult Fax Form and the completed Supplemental Referral Form to 803-434-1920.
Upon receiving an appropriate referral, the clinic staff will mail the child’s parents a packet of information and forms that must be completed and returned in the provided self-addressed stamped envelope. Parents will have four weeks to return the packet. If the packet is not received in this general time frame, we will notify the referring physician. A re-consult will be required if the referral still is needed.
Robin B. Welsh, MD
Caroline H. DiBattisto, MD