FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is CAMHS?
  • What age groups do Cambridge medical Centre cater to?
  • How do I book an appointment?
  • Travel to Cambridge Medical Centre
  • Can I bring someone with me to the appointment?
  • What will happen in my first appointment?
  • How long will the appointments be?
  • What are the warning signs for mental health difficulties in children?
  • What happens if I need to cancel my appointment?
What is CAMHS?

CAMHS stands for Children and adolescents mental health services. It describes a service that assesses and treats young people with emotional, behavioral and mental health difficulties.

CAMHS support covers but is not exclusive to depression, problems relating to food. Self-harm, abuse, violence and anger, bipolar, schizophrenia and anxiety.

What age groups do Cambridge medical Centre cater to?

Cambridge Medical Centre cares for Children, Adolescents and Adults.

How do I book an appointment?

To book an appointment with one of our Team please call 04 554 3245. Alternatively, you can CLICK HERE to book an appointment through this website.

Travel to Cambridge Medical Centre

Cambridge medical Centre is situated in Dubai Health Care City.

By Metro – The nearest Metro station to our building is Dubai Healthcare City. This is on the Green Line. The Metro hub is 3 minutes’ walk away from our building.

If you are driving and wish to park. There is paid parking outside the building. If you have the Dubai RTA traffic app you can park using the automated parking system.

Please CLICK HERE for directions and a map.

Can I bring someone with me to the appointment?

Of course please bring whoever makes you feel most comfortable. Families are integral to our process here at Cambridge Medical Centre – they are helpful in understanding the nature and extent of the difficulties faced.

What will happen in my first appointment?

A team member will see you, your child or the family as a whole depending on the nature of the difficulty. The aim of the appointment is to gather as much information as possible regarding your concerns and what kinds of difficulties are present.

How long will the appointments be?

Your first appointment is usually one hour to an hour and a half long. The length of the subsequent sessions are dependent on the type of treatment moving forward. This will all be explained to you either in your initial appointment or in a follow up call from the clinician after our multidisciplinary meeting.

What are the warning signs for mental health difficulties in children?

It can sometimes be difficult to notice a change in your own children and even more difficult when we don’t know what to look for.

Children can developed all the same mental health conditions that adults can but children often struggle to articulate appropriate what they are feeling. Children are far more expressive.

The ‘Red Flags’ to look for are as follows:

Mood changes – is your child sad or withdrawn for at least 2 weeks? Do they have severe mood swings?

Difficulty concentrating – are they struggling to focus or sit still? Has their teacher mentioned anything about their performance at school?

Behavior changes – are they behaving out of character? Perhaps you have noticed a personality shift?

Other ‘red flags’ include: Intense feelings, unexplained weight loss, physical symptoms, physical harm, substance abuse.

If you notice any of the above in your child please call us t book an appointment to explore this is further depth.

What happens if I need to cancel my appointment?

We understand that sometimes appointments need to be cancelled or rearranged. We do ask that you let our lovely reception team know so the clinicians can appropriate plan their day.


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