Pediatric Behavioral Health Services

Pediatric Behavioral Health Services

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program is committed to providing high-quality mental health care to children and adolescents from birth to age 18. Accredited through the New York State Office of Mental Health, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program provides assessment and treatment in a continuum of care encompassing:

For your convenience, Mental Health consultations take place in the Golisano Children’s Hospital and on the 1st and 6th Floor Pediatric Ambulatory Unit, so it's not necessary to visit separate locations.

Our Team

  • Linda J. Alpert-Gillis, Ph.D., Director, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program; and Outpatient Services
  • Michael Scharf, M.D., Inpatient Pediatric Consultation
  • Bonnie Strollo, N.P., Inpatient Pediatric Consultation
  • Jennifer West, Ph.D., Outpatient Pediatric Consultation
  • James Wallace, M.D., Partial Hospital Services and Pediatric Consultation
  • Jonathan Beard, M.D., Outpatient Services
  • Charlene Weekes, MSW, Partial Hospital Services
  • Antoinette Jakobi, M.D., Partial Hospital Services and Pediatric Consultation
  • Jack Rozel, Inpatient Services
  • David Garrison, M.D., Inpatient Services
  • Barbara Gracious, M.D., Inpatient Services
  • Lisa Slimmer, M.D., Inpatient Services
  • Deanna Sams, Ph.D., Inpatient Services
  • Sara Jonovich, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Pediatric Consultation:
For appointments and referrals, contact your Pediatric or Primary Care Provider.

Outpatient Services:
Strong Behavioral Health–Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service
315 Science Parkway
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 279-7800

Partial Hospital and Inpatient Units:
For appointments and referrals contact your Primary Care Provider, Mental Health Provider, or local emergency department.

Department of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center
300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 275-3535