Please note: Established PHCA patients are referred for Developmental-Behavioral Health services by their primary care pediatrician or pediatric nurse practitioner within PHCA. These services are not open to patients outside PHCA. Thank you.
At PHCA, our primary care providers offer consultative visits to address concerns in developmental and behavioral health areas such as developmental delays, austism spectrum disorder (ASD), learning disorders, and other developmental-behavioral health disorders. After a consult, your child may be referred to our dedicated Developmental and Behavioral Health team for in-house evaluation and follow-up care.
IMPORTANT: We have a dedicated scheduling center for our specialty care teams, please contact (813) 471-9709 for questions or scheduling after a referral. Currently these providers are rotating between several offices, and patients will be notified during scheduling where the visit will take place.
Our specialty health team will continue to expand to help meet all of your child’s medical needs. If your pediatrician feels care is needed that is outside of our scope of practice, PHCA also maintains an updated list of community resources in specialty care for outside referrals.
The Role of a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
by Ryan A. Baker, MD