Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service

The Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service provides inpatient and outpatient psychiatric consultation, evaluation, and treatment related to the psychological adjustment of children and families with acute and chronic medical and mental illnesses such as:

  • Complex mixed medical-psychiatric diagnoses
  • Noncompliance with medical treatment
  • Chronic pain
  • Procedural anxiety
  • Feeding disorders
  • Failure to thrive
  • Organ transplantation

To contact our main office or for referrals, please call (650) 723-5511.

For providers needing a consult, please use direct connection: page operator, (650) 723-6661 and enter the pager number 13015.


  • Psychiatric evaluation, management, and treatment
  • Evaluation of children and adolescents who are having difficulties adhering to their medical treatment regimen
  • Evaluation and treatment of infants with feeding disorders and growth deficiency
  • Presurgical psychiatric evaluation
  • Short term inpatient individual and family psychotherapy
  • Behavioral interventions for pain management and anxiety related to medical procedures
  • Consultation to the General Pediatric Continuity Clinic on psychiatric issues including assessment and medication management
  • Behavioral interventions

Medical Director

Richard Shaw, MD

Richard Shaw, MD