Pediatric Anxiety & Mood Research Clinic (PAMRC)
Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Evaluation Service (CAPES)
What is a CAPES evaluation?
CAPES (Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Evaluation Service) is a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and consultation service for families, conducted by professional, experienced clinicians at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center. This clinical service is offered free of charge to families and includes a structured clinical interview with the parent and the child. The evaluation lasts approximately 3–4 hours.
Who is eligible for a CAPES evaluation?
Youth aged 5–21 years who are struggling with mental health issues, particularly anxiey and/or mood disorders, who have never received an evaluation or would like a second opinion regarding diagnosis and/or treatment.
What happens after the evaluation?
At the end of a CAPES evaluation, you and your child will receive:
- Feedback on results of the evaluation including diagnoses
- Specific treatment recommendations
- Information about potential treatment programs at Columbia
- Referrals to mental health providers if necessary
- Consultations by our staff with the referring provider as needed
Interested in scheduling a CAPES evaluation?
We are happy to answer any questions you may have!
Phone: (646) 774-7848