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UC Davis MIND Institute

UC Davis MIND Institute

Clinical Evaluations in our 22q Healthy Minds Clinic

Services are provided by healthcare professionals from the UC Davis Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  The clinic is informed by its collaboration with the research program in chromosome 22q11.2 deletion (VCFS/DiGeorge) syndrome at the MIND Institute.  A Developmental Pediatrician, Child Psychiatrist and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist comprise the clinic’s professional staff.  Clinical assessments are currently available on the 4th Monday of the month.

The following services are offered to children ages 18 and younger:

  • Developmental Testing and Neuropsychological Examination (ages 14 and younger)
  • Psychiatric Diagnostic Interview
  • Medical Consultation
  • Pharmacological Consultation/Management

Referral Information

Families interested in having their children seen in our clinic should directly contact their insurance provider and establish that medical or behavioral health benefits are available and authorized.  The primary care physician (PCP) must: 1) provide a medical history and physical examination along with a completed MIND Institute Clinic Referral (PDF) sheet, and 2) Call the UC Davis Physician Referral Center at (800) 482-3284.  Parents may then contact Elizabeth Boyd, New Patient Referral Coordinator, at (916) 703-0317 to initiate the referral process.

What are the payment options?

Insurance and self-pay options are available.

Referrals are tracked through a 5-step process:

  1. MIND Institute Clinic Receives Referral and PCP’s History and Physical Examination
  2. Records Collection
  3. Clinic Triage
  4. Insurance Authorization
  5. Appointment Scheduling

Current professionals in the clinic include:

Kathleen Angkustsiri, M.D.
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
Medical Director

Ingrid Leckliter, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Tony J. Simon, Ph.D.
Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Program Director

Paula Wadell, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

If you would like to help us and join with many previous generous private donors to support and expand these critical services to those without adequate health insurance, please click here.  In the box marked special instructions for this gift please write, 'For 22q11.2DS activities/Dr. Tony Simon'.  You can also send a check to the MIND Institute directly and mark it 'In support of 22q11.2DS clinic/Dr. Tony Simon'.

We would like to thank the Dempster Family Foundation for ongoing support of our clinical activities!

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What information should be provided with the referral?

  1. Patient's current and past medical and developmental history, along with the last PCP appointment documenting a physical examination
  2. School records if applicable and available, including current 504 plan, Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individual Program Plan (IPP)
  3. Copies of previous diagnostic or psychiatric evaluations, including Mental/Behavioral Health, Speech/Language, Occupational Therapy, etc.
  4. Completion of a patient intake questionnaire and other behavioral questionnaires prior to the appointment