CARING Clinic - Eligibility

Eligibility criteria required for evaluation in the CARING clinic include:

1. A neurodevelopmental or psychiatric diagnosis: intellectual disability, developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder psychiatric comorbidities such as anxiety, attention deficit, depression, and schizophrenia/psychosis

2. An associated genetic variant (copy number variation or single gene disorder) or syndrome confirmed through genetic testing

Day of Visit

*Due to the comprehensive nature of the clinic set-up, families should anticipate spending 3-4 hours in clinic.

How to Schedule an Appointment:

To schedule an appointment, please contact the CARING Clinic Coordinator, Careese Stephens, at cmstephens@mednet.ucla.edu or 310-206-7404.

How to Prepare for the Visit/What to Bring:

  • Prior to the visit, all patient’s medical records must be mailed or faxed to the clinic if not already in the UCLA database. It is especially imperative that any past MRI (or other brain imaging), EEG, or genetic reports be received by the clinic before visit. If your child has received an MRI, please bring a disc of the images to be uploaded to the UCLA system.

    Mailing Address:
    UCLA CARING Clinic, 300 Medical Plaza, Suite 1253, Los Angeles, CA 90095

    Fax Number: 310-825-5197

  • Please bring list of current medications and doses to the appointment and also a list of previous medications your child has taken.