Child and Adolescent Clinic

Indiana University School of Medicine & James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children: Riley Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children

Riley Hospital for Children is the first and only comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children in Indiana. Founded in 1924, Riley Hospital is among the nation's 15 largest children's hospitals and is considered the leader for pediatric care in the state and region. The hospital receives more than 177,000 outpatient visits and over 11,000 inpatient stays annually. Nearly 90% of all Hoosier children diagnosed with cancer are treated at Riley Hospital for Children, which also offers Indiana's only pediatric centers for burns, kidney dialysis, cystic fibrosis, spina bifida, craniofacial abnormalities and sleep abnormalities. Riley Hospital has been ranked in the top 25 children's hospitals in the United States using a variety of benchmarks, including NIH research funding and magazine surveys.

Riley Hospital for Children consolidated with Methodist Hospital and University Hospital in a partnership as Clarian Health in 1997. The merger of the three hospitals provides the largest healthcare network in Indiana.

Riley Hospital physicians are all faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine. The School of Medicine, one of the nation's largest, was founded in 1903. As the only medical school in Indiana, the School of Medicine not only educates most of the state's physicians, it also spearheads innovative, quality improvements in medication education and research. Indiana University School of Medicine houses the state's only psychiatry residency program and only child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program. Riley Hospital is involved in training over 70% of Indiana pediatricians.

Riley Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic

Riley Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic (RCAPC) is located in the Outpatient Center of Riley Hospital for Children. The Riley Outpatient Center is the third largest outpatient pediatric facility in the United States. RCAPC is the largest and busiest outpatient specialty clinic at Riley Hospital and is the largest clinic specializing in child and adolescent psychiatric care in the state of Indiana. RCAPC offers outstanding clinical facilities including a fully-equipped examination room, three playrooms, four therapy rooms, and a living skills area. All individual offices and patient rooms have the capacity for audiovisual interaction and monitoring.

RCAPC includes the following specialty clinics: ADHD/Disruptive Behaviors Disorder Clinic, Mood Disorders Clinic, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Hypnosis Clinic, a Psychological Testing Clinic, and the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center. The clinic offers an inter-disciplinary approach with professional staff including eleven psychiatrists, six psychologists, eight social workers, and three nurses.

Clinical Care

RCAPC received over 1700 requests for services and faculty and staff completed over 11,000 visits during 2003. The clinic provides evaluation and intervention services to children within the context of their family and school environments. RCAPC is the only clinic in the state that brings together psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and nurses to provide a full range of services that include psychotherapy, testing, medication treatment, groups, educational workshops, and on-site consultation-liaison services for pediatric inpatients.


RCAPC is the largest child and adolescent psychiatry research center in the state. Approximately $2,000,000 in industry-sponsored grant payments were received in 2003 and nearly $3,000,000 in NIH-NIMH funding has been awarded over the past five years. The clinic faculty and research staff has extensive experience in the development and implementation of NIH, investigator-initiated, and industry-sponsored research protocols. The research staff includes five full-time coordinators, two research nurses, and five research technicians on site. RCAPC faculty have collectively authored over 350 publications in major journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

To Schedule An Appointment

We schedule appointments directly with the patient or the patient's caregiver (if under age 18). All additional information from current mental health and primary care physicians are welcome.

To improve the quality of care for patients, as well as communication between the provider and our clinic, we now require a Provider Information Form from a physician, psychologist, or other mental health provider for all new patients at the Riley Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic and the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center.

Please ask your provider to complete the process for you.

Please call our office at 317-944-8162, Option #1 if you have any questions. We are available by telephone Monday through Friday 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Department of Psychiatry | 355 W. 16th St., Suite 4800 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 963-7288 | Fax: (317) 963-7313