Prescribes Medication: Yes
Age Range: 5-16 ONLY
Garrick Tong, M.D. is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who serves Californian minors aged 5-16 years old in English, Spanish or Cantonese. He has expertise working with those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, oppositional defiance, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity, and other mental or behavioral health issues. Dr. Tong is an emphatic, occasionally humorous, and a down-to-earth physician that takes the time to listen to patients. His honesty and transparent style immediately stands out when communicating with families.
Besides medicine, Dr. Tong also possesses superior knowledge about child obsessions in Minecraft, SnapChat, Pokémon, Shopkins, and Dragonball Z. He relates very well with children and parents and has a humble, personable yet professional demeanor. When it comes to medication, Dr. Tong is very conservative and judiciously prescribes the smallest doses necessary. Still, he maintains an open-mind in using holistic approaches and will endorse natural remedies or complementary and alternative medicine when appropriate.
Lastly, Dr. Tong is a proud father of two energetic youngsters, so he fully understands the multitude of challenges parents face. Dr. Tong brings these together these perspectives together and strives to make a true difference in families’ lives.
"Do or do not. There is no try". - Yoda
**Please note that Dr. Tong does not treat individuals over the age of 16.
**Please note due to legal restrictions, Dr. Tong is unable to be the primary prescriber of scheduled/controlled substances (such as Ritalin, Adderall, Xanax, etc). However he is able to and is happy to offer second opinions on all psychiatric medication treatment regimens.
Dr. Tong requires no less than twenty-four (24) hours advance notice of a canceled appointment.
Clients canceling appointments with less than 24 hours notice, will be billed the full charge for the visit as a No Show Fee. This fee will be billed automatically to the client’s credit card at the time of the cancellation.
Credits for No Show Fee: After having been billed a No Show Fee, all first time clients have the option to reschedule and receive full credit. Upon rescheduling and participating in an initial session within 21 days of the canceled session, the client’s account will be credited with the full No Show fee, and this credit can be applied to future sessions.