Physicians Referring to St. Mary's Center for Children
Consultation and Referral Information for Pediatricians and Primary Care Physicians
Physician offices need only to download the Center for Children referral form and fax it to (812) 485-7678 once completed. After reviewing the presenting problem as well as contact and insurance information, the parents will be contacted. In the case that the Center for Children cannot provide appropriate treatment to address the family's needs, our resource center will guide them to other appropriate services, and the physician's office will be notified.
Our pediatric psychologists are happy to consult with physicians over the phone to discuss questions regarding a child's need for psychological treatment or provide information about appropriate resources for a family.
We view the primary care physician (PCP) as a child's "medical home." Therefore, we believe it is critical to begin treatment with a physician referral and to maintain regular communication with the PCP throughout the treatment process. After receiving a referral, the PCP's office will be notified when an initial appointment is scheduled or if attempts to contact a family have been unsuccessful. After the initial visit, the PCP will be notified in writing of the primary concerns identified and the tentative treatment plan. A more thorough report of the child's situation and unique needs will be shared after a few visits. Moreover, as treatment progresses, the PCP will receive written updates periodically. If at any time, the PCP would like to gather current information regarding the child's progress, the pediatric psychologists can be contacted via phone. The Resource Center may be reached by calling (812)485-7425 or toll free at (877)589-9858.
Our pediatric psychologists are available to provide talks on a variety of topics in small and large group settings. We are happy to have physicians visit our office and discuss relevant issues over lunch as well. The following are some topics that may be of interest:
- Identifying and treating pediatric sleep disorders
- Multidisciplinary treatment of eating disorders
- Building resilience in children
- Encouraging adherence to complex medical treatment regimens
- Pediatric feeding disorders