Medication Management Services

Medication Management

Family C.O.P.E. offers medication management services for the Sarasota and Manatee areas.

Medication recommendations are individualized for the child or adolescent. Medication management follow up visits are generally 20-30 minutes and involve careful monitoring of effects of the medications, as well as discussion of family and school situation and other factors that impact on the child’s and family’s level of function.

Collaboration with pediatricians, primary care physicians, and therapists is also a critical part of the process.


Parents may have concerns about starting their child on medications to treat their behavioral health needs. Prior to initiation of medication, there will be a comprehensive evaluation and discussion of a variety of treatment options, including medications, psychotherapy, and school interventions if needed. Medication management follow up appointments are generally 20-30 minutes, and involve close monitoring of effects, as well as any potential side effects. Additionally, there may be consultation with pediatricians or primary care physicians as well as therapists and school personnel when applicable. Detailed information about medication options can be found at