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  • Columbia University Pediatric & Mood Research Clinic
  • (Tel) (646)-774-5793
  • 1051 Riverside Dr New York, NY 10032


Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Evaluation Service (CAPES)

What is a CAPES evaluation?

CAPES (Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Evaluation Service) is a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and consultation service for families, conducted by professional, experienced clinicians at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center. This clinical service is offered free-of-charge to families and includes a structured clinical interview with the parent and the child. The evaluation lasts approximately 3-4 hours. 


Who is eligible for a CAPES evaluation?

Youth aged 5-21 years who are struggling with mental health issues, particularly anxiey and/or mood disorders, who have never received an evaluation or would like a second opinion regarding diagnosis and/or treatment.


What happens after the evaluation?

At the end of a CAPES evaluation, you and your child will receive:

  • Feedback on results of the evaluation including diagnoses
  • Specific treatment recommendations
  • Information about potential treatment programs at Columbia
  • Referrals to mental health providers if necessary
  • Consultations by our staff with the referring provider as needed


Interested in scheduling a CAPES evaluation?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have!

Please contact:

Eileen Higgins
Phone: 646-774-7848


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