Primary Care Psychiatry is a program that allows children who are experiencing emotional or behavioral health concerns to receive basic psychiatric care within their medical home. You may be referred by one of our providers or you may self refer if you are a patient at Potomac Pediatrics. Adair Parr, MD, a board certified pediatric psychiatrist, will evaluate your child and initiate a treatment plan. Evaluations may include multiple visits and/or testing using standardized tools. Treatment plans may include medications, referrals for therapy or even referrals to a specialist psychiatrist. Ideally, once your child is stabilized, ongoing care will be provided by your doctor at Potomac Pediatrics.
Candidates for this service include:
How does it work?
Dr. Adair Parr, our psychiatrist, will evaluate your child, confirm the diagnosis, if one exists, and develop a treatment plan. The next steps will either be follow up visits with her or transfer back to your pediatrician with treatment plan recommendations. Patients referred to the psychiatrist who have significant ongoing diagnostic or therapeutic challenges will be ineligible for our services and will be referred to an outside psychiatrist or other mental health provider. Our goal is to stabilize your child on the new treatment regimen and transfer them back to their pediatrician who will oversee their continued treatment.
The following medications are not appropriate for our Primary Care Psychiatry program:
Instructions: All patients must complete or have an updated PSC-17 on file.
Patients 16 years and older: Please complete the PSC-17 and JSSA ARC Program Consent Form.
Parents of patients 16 years and older: Please complete the JSSA Financial Responsibility Agreement only! Your child must complete the PSC-17 and ARC Program Consent Form on their own.