Pediatric Behavioral Health

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If your child has a chronic physical illness, it could have an effect on his or her mental health. Or your child’s behavior may lead you to think that he or she has a mental health challenge.

The pediatric behavioral health team at National Jewish Health for Kids in Denver, Colorado, can help. Our team of experienced child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and creative art therapists provides a wide range of mental health services for your child and your entire family. These services can include individual, family and/or group therapy.

Our doctors are researchers, too, so your child will have access to the latest pediatric behavioral health clinical trials and most effective treatments.

At National Jewish Health for Kids you’ll find:

  • Customized individual, family and group therapy
  • Help with sleep disturbances
  • Psychological assessment and treatment
  • Art therapy
  • Play-based Child Life Program to help cope with illness and treatment
  • Continued follow-up to treat your child’s changing needs.

Learn about Psychosocial & Behavioral Health Programs.

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Clinical Trials

A Summertime Sleep Research Study for 12-17 year olds with Asthma (SIESTA)

The purpose of this study is to see if the amount of sleep you get affects your asthma.

Study details:

  • 6 visits to National Jewish Health (including one overnight sleep study)
  • Wearing an “activity” wrist watch for 3 weeks this summer and completing a daily online sleep diary
  • Medical evaluations (including breathing tests) at no cost
  • Financial compensation

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Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 8 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to the latest clinical trials
  • 118-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders


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