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The Florida Pediatric Psychiatry Hotline is a program that provides timely telephonic psychiatric and clinical guidance to primary care clinicians treating children with psychosocial and mental health conditions. The program enables primary care clinicians to get assistance for any child under their care, and has been operating for the last 4 years. The program is highly rated by those using the service.
The Florida Pediatric Hotline is operated by the University of South Florida Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Pediatrics, Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry in St. Petersburg. Tanya Murphy, MD., Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Chair of Developmental Pediatrics and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of South Florida oversees the operations of the hotline and provides many of the consultations.
The Florida Pediatric Psychiatry Hotline is funded by the Florida Medicaid Drug Therapy Management Program for Behavioral Health through a contract with the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration.
The goals of the program are to:
Key information about the Florida Pediatric Consultation Hotline
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