Where to Start

Duke offers a wide range of evidence-based, comprehensive behavioral and mental health services for children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Our highly-skilled team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and professional counselors is dedicated to providing innovative, personalized mental health care in a child- and family-centered environment.

Duke Children's Evaluation Center

The Duke Children’s Evaluation Center (DCEC) is Duke’s primary point of access for pediatric mental health services. This clinic focuses on helping youth access timely and appropriate care for emerging and critical mental health needs.

DCEC hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Visit the DCEC

After-Hours Care and General Questions

If you are in need of immediate support, call 911.

Patients seeking to learn more about Duke’s behavioral and mental health services for children and adolescents, find a doctor, schedule an appointment, or get a referral, can call the Duke Consultation and Referral Center patient line at 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853).

Physicians requesting consultations or making referrals can call the Duke Consultation and Referral Center provider line at 800-MED-DUKE (800-633-3853).

Other Locations

In addition to the DCEC, general clinical services are also provided at the locations listed below. If you or child are already connected with a provider at one of these locations, you may contact that provider to access mental health support.


Duke's nationally recognized team of clinicians and staff provides expert diagnostic assessment and treatment for the following specialized behavioral and mental health needs:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delays
  • Disruptive Behaviors
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Learning Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parent-Child Relationship Difficulties
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • School Refusal
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders