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Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services


McLean’s Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services are ideal for children and teens with psychiatric illnesses including depression, anxiety, phobias, and bipolar disorder.

In addition, our testing service benefits children, adolescents, and college students who are experiencing difficulties in educational, home, or social settings due to the impact of difficulties that are neuropsychological (executive functioning challenges, head injury, concussion), learning-based (dyslexia, language-based learning disability, nonverbal learning disability), and/or psychiatric (anxiety, mood disorders, thought disorder). Individuals who benefit from testing are often are “stuck” and need a good treatment and/or educational plan so they can move forward.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact:

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services

Teresa Brown, Intake Coordinator
Phone: 617.674.5310

Child and Adolescent Testing Service (CATS)

Phone: 617.674.5320

McLean Anxiety Mastery Program


3East Outpatient Clinic

Phone: 617.674.5332


McLean accepts Medicare, Massachusetts Medicaid, and many private insurance and managed care plans. Some of our outpatient services are accept insurance, while others are self-pay. Please contact the programs to find out more.

Our testing service is part self-pay and part insurance-based. Some insurance plans will cover a portion of the cost of the testing, but please note that academic testing and the parent education component are not considered medically necessary and therefore are not covered by insurance. The costs that are not covered by insurance are $2,000.

More information on insurance providers accepted by McLean Hospital may be found on the Partners HealthCare website. You may also find it beneficial to review McLean’s financial assistance policy.