Covenant Children's Opens Relational Health Center

Covenant Children’s and Texas Tech Physicians –Psychiatry have opened the region’s first outpatient relational health center at Covenant Children’s hospital. The center will focus on the mental, emotional, behavioral and psychological health of our region’s kids.

Covenant Children's CEO Dr. Amy Thompson and Department Chair Dr. Sarah Wakefield believe relational health belongs at the hospital to improve access and reduce the mental health stigma. TTUHSC’s Department of Psychiatry also relocated all of their children’s services to this center, and through this collaboration, new and much needed intensive services will be opened to expand the scope of services provided in Lubbock for the wider region.

The center, which opened to patients late summer, provides a continuum of outpatient services from education and prevention services to group interventions for children and parents to individualized therapy and medication management. The center also will provide the region’s first partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program for youth with mental health distress.