UC Davis CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center | UC Davis Children's Hospital

CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center

Specializing in services for abused and neglected children

The CAARE Center provides patient care, teaching, research, and prevention initiatives for children and youth identified as high-risk.

CAARE provider playing with young boy

CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center

CAARE provider playing with child

CAARE overview

The CAARE (Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation) Diagnostic and Treatment Center is recognized nationally as a model program for the evaluation and treatment of child maltreatment as well as training of mental health providers in empirically-based treatments. Our mission is to provide patient care, teaching, research and prevention initiatives on behalf of abused and neglected children and children and youth identified as high risk.

Our services and programs are funded through contracts, grants, fee-for-services patient care revenue, charitable events, and the United Way Employee Giving Program. Support the CAARE Center general fund

Overview of mental health services

View our brochure (PDF)
Contact information

How to refer a child for services

The CAARE Center is an EPSDT (Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment) Medi-Cal provider. Eligible children can be referred through the Sacramento County ACCESS Team at 916-875-1055.

For expedited and walk-in appointments, please contact Ms. Gloria Sisneros at 916-732-8972.

Trauma Recovery Services are provided via a grant from the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Call us at 916-734-8396.

CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center

3671 Business Drive
Sacramento, CA 95820

For general questions