Relational Health Center

1408.1 miles away
806-725-4878
Fax: 806-725-4879
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Relational Health Center

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Our Approach

When a child is experiencing mental health distress, their family can feel helpless. Experts at the Relational Health Center provide comprehensive assessments of children and teens to recommend the right care, right now. We have an integrated care team of pediatric psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, licensed mental health clinicians and social workers that provides the highest standards of care.

Covenant Children’s has teamed up with Texas Tech Physicians, the medical practice of the School of Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Together we provide compassionate, expert pediatric mental health care for youth and their families through the Relational Health Center at Covenant Children’s Hospital.

This partnership is the first of its kind in the region and the only full-service outpatient mental health care center for children and teens in West Texas and eastern New Mexico.

We can offer families an array of services and options for treatment, including:

  • Outpatient therapy
  • Intensive outpatient care
  • Partial hospitalization care
  • Telehealth counseling at school
  • Medication management

Conditions We Treat

Mental health disorders can affect a child’s behavior at home, at school and in social situations. When a child or teenager is in distress, their family may not know how to respond or help. At the Relational Health Center, we make a diagnosis, and help families decide on treatment.

We treat:

  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety and separation anxiety
  • Phobias
  • OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • Panic attacks and panic disorder
  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts
  • PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and other trauma-related symptoms
  • Psychosis
  • Personality disorders
  • ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)

Our Programs and Services

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is hospital-based day treatment for children 10 to 17 years old. The therapist-led program provides children with intensive therapeutic treatment five days a week.

The Partial Hospitalization Program is for children:

  • Who are at risk of being of hospitalized for inpatient treatment
  • Who have been hospitalized for inpatient treatment and are now moving to our Partial Hospitalization Program
What to expect?

To enroll, parents or guardians will provide a history of the child’s mental and physical health. Once complete, we will work with your insurance company to obtain authorization. This can take one to 10 days depending on the insurance company’s response.

Upon insurance approval, the Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training (BEST) department will schedule the start date and location and will determine the hours and number of days the child will attend.

The services provided include:

  • Group therapy sessions run by a licensed therapist
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication management appointments with a psychiatrist

Children will bring their own lunch and will eat together.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a hospital-based program led by therapists. It provides intensive therapeutic treatment for youth ages 10 to 17, three days a week.

The Intensive Outpatient Program is for youth who:

  • Require more intensive care than outpatient services alone
  • Have been in our Partial Hospitalization Program and are moving to less intensive therapy
What to expect?

To enroll, parents or guardians will provide a history of the child’s mental and physical health. Once complete, we will work with your insurance company to obtain authorization. This can take one to 10 days depending on the insurance company’s response.

Upon insurance approval, the Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training (BEST) department will schedule the start date and location and will determine the hours and number of days the child will attend.

The services provided include:

  • Group therapy sessions run by a licensed therapist
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication management appointments with a psychiatrist

Children will bring their own lunch and will eat together.

Our experts conduct comprehensive diagnostic and treatment assessments and provide personalized therapy and medication management for youth experiencing mental health distress. We offer several kinds of therapy:

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Family
  • Parent-child interaction

The Relational Health Center offers therapy to children while they are at school through videoconferencing with Zoom. Counseling in this setting provides convenient access to our therapists and cuts down on disruptions to a child’s school day. It can also help a child function better at school.

Consultations for Clinicians

The Relational Health Center is part of the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN). Child psychiatrists in the network provide real-time support to frontline clinicians caring for children and teens. Our psychiatrists consult with pediatricians and primary care physicians to clarify a child’s diagnosis, evaluate treatment options and discuss potential medications.