Children's Health Service
Developmental and Behavioral Health

Developmental and Behavioral Health

Director: Richard Rupp MD

Our board-certified behavioral-developmental pediatrician, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner provide behavioral evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents and their families through our Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics clinics.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • The ADHD Tune-up for the ADHD patient who has been diagnosed and is under treatment, but not doing as well as expected. We will optimize therapy in already diagnosed patients and review in detail the risk or presence of un-diagnosed co-morbid conditions. 
  • The Diagnosis and Treatment of:
    • ADHD and related symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, learning problems, and habit problems
    • Autistic Spectrum disorder
    • Irritability and aggression
    • Language Delay
    • Performance anxiety
    • Unexplained abdominal pain

Treatment consists of a balanced approach, including medicines, behavioral advice, parenting strategies and school recommendations.  Special techniques such as biofeedback, hypnosis and relaxation training are recommended in selected cases. 

New patients with bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia or suicidal depression will be seen by Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  Please visit for additional information.




2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
M–F: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.;HOURS are subject to change during COVID-19 surges
(409) 772-3695 or (888) 886-2543  
Referral Fax (409) 772-3680

This clinic provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age. All services are provided in a family-centered setting with specialized education and support to optimize care and outcomes.
This clinic is a state-of-the-art facility. Faculty and resident pediatricians are present in this location, providing care for infants and children from the newborn period through adolescence. As in our other locations (Island Pediatrics East and West), there are opportunities for families to participate in clinical studies, including those for vaccines.

If you are interested in receiving your pediatric health care services at this mainland location instead of one of our island based clinics, please let us know when you call.

  • Breast feeding education
  • Clinical trial opportunities
  • Gynecological examination
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases