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CHADIS Youth template to detect depression / substance use

Youth Patient Specific Template (PST)

The Youth PST will help you provide first-rate care while saving you time through automated efficiencies.

The Youth PST is a smart template for care that uses guideline algorithms to assemble pre-visit youth and parent information to help clinicians collect comprehensive health and mental health data.


The data is assembled to maximize a clinician’s ability to give efficient focused attention to issues during the visit.  It can be used for health supervision visits by health providers or initial/follow-up visits by mental health providers with unique decision support for depression, substance use, and suicide risk.  


The Youth PST:

  • gathers pre-visit information from parents and teens separately without any clinician effort

  • automatically reminds teens to complete questionnaires confidentially, online

  • scores and interprets the screens

  • asks about motivation and care priorities if PHQ-9 is positive

  • provides interactive pre-visit substance use education and motivation questions if substance use is positive

  • writes most of the visit notes, lessening documentation burden (found to be better than scribe notes)


Below shows the comprehensive editable report pre-populated by teen and parent data from questionnaires with priority areas highlighted in red. 

The report includes comprehensive health and mental health data (including recommended Bright Futures areas) asked of the parent and youth, youth reported life and health goals, and billable screens for anxiety, depression, suicide, and substance use. 

CHADIS YPST Teen Report showing concerns
CHADIS YPST Teen Report showing concerns

There are optional aids for individualized motivational interviews and national guidelines for care.

CHADIS YPST Substance use motivational interview
CHADIS Motivational Interview  using youth template

If indicated, you can follow the Blueprint for Suicide Prevention guidelines using the CHADIS suicide risk assessment worksheet and even create a Safety Plan with the teen and family.

CHADIS suicide risk worksheet
CHADIS Management Plan for thoughts of suicide

Other options include:

  • scheduling follow-up questionnaires

  • making referrals to local or remote services with a prefilled consent form for data sharing

  • pre-selected individualized handout type messages, resources, and chatbots

After the visit, every teen and parent get separate, private Care Portals with automatically assigned education , which you can veto or add, plus resources specific to their goals and issues including chatbots. 

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