Child and Adolescent Assessments Northern Ireland

We consult at Malone Private Clinic (Northern MRI),
93 Malone Road

This convenient location in the heart of south Belfast offers pleasant surroundings and off-street, private parking.

Tel: 07834 831 653
(Phone line is reserved for patients who have already made a booking by email)


In response to Covid-19, we may look a little different & have to do things a little differently.

As all our assessment team are also practising NHS doctors & nurses we are well trained & experienced in hygienic practice including in respect of changes in response to covid-19. We adhere to the WHO 5 moments for hand hygiene.

We will also have to take forward a few changes to maintain social distancing & optimise safety for all as far as possible and we will be using the PPE recommended for all face to face work undertaken. This will be adapted in line with relevant guidance.

If your child or any member of your child's household has been unwell we need you to let us know that prior to the appointment - this includes any cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, diarrhoea or other new onset health issue.

Some of our assessment may take place or be offered to take place by telephone or video appointment however some parts of our assessment can only be completed face to face. If you would like to have as much as possible done non face to face - please let us know & we will organise what we can.

For face to face work, our clinicians will be wearing PPE indicated as per infection control guidance. This may change in line with changes in guidance. They will sit side on to parent/carer & child where possible.

Only one parent/carer can come in to the room with child/young person for any face to face appointment & the same parent/carer for follow up/reviews where possible. We can no longer allow siblings or other relatives to attend.

When you arrive to the car park for your appointment, please phone reception on 028 9066 0050 & they will call you back to tell you when to go in to the building, at which time you will go straight in to the appointment room (no waiting in waiting room). You will be provided with hand sanitiser on entry.

Unfortunately, we are currently CLOSED to ALL NEW REFERRALS for the foreseeable due to unprecedented recent demand. When we have capacity to resume new patient appointments, we will update the web page and our social media channels. Those with pre-booked & pre-paid new patient appointments will continue to be seen as planned.

Please let us know if you are enquiring about either an ASD/Autism Assessment or an ADHD assessment or if you are unsure.

If you are unsure, please book a New Patient Appointment only in the first instance and use this consultation with the doctor to be guided as to which (if any) further formalised assessment is indicated and when.