Pediatric Psychiatry Resource Network ( PediPRN)

Organization Name: Bradley Hospital
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Address: 1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-432-1543
Eligibility: PediPRN - is a statewide pediatric mental health innovative model of telephonic consultation and collaboration between pediatric primary care providers and child psychiatry providers to support pediatricians and other pediatric primary care practitioners serving children and adolescents with mental health conditions. PediPRN is free to all Rhode Island pediatric primary care providers. PediPRN services are available weekdays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, except for holidays.
Services Provided: PediPRN utilizes a telephonic integrated care model to improve access to quality behavioral health expertise. The service is free and provides all Rhode Island pediatric primary care providers assistance with the mental health care needs of their patients. Pediatric primary care providers can call PediPRN with a diagnostic or therapeutic question. The child psychiatric team will return the call within 30 minutes. The team will assist in developing a care plan for children with various psychiatric diagnoses and complex clinical presentations. The plan could include recommendations for face-to-face assessment, short-term treatment and referral to ongoing community mental health services and psychiatrists as needed. PediPRN also offers provider training and education activities.

The PediPRN telephone line is intended only for Rhode Island pediatric primary care providers who treat children and adolescents. Families should not call directly; but can let their providers know about the program.
Provider Profiles: PediPRN, Pediatric Psychiatry Resource Network telephonic consultation program encourages pediatric primary care providers to consult with child psychiatry providers, thus improving access to and delivery of high-quality pediatric mental health services. The free service is offered to all pediatric primary care providers in Rhode Island, though enrollment in advance is encouraged.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/31/2019