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Question reference: S6W-25322

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 7 February 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 4 March 2024


To ask the Scottish Government how much one child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) appointment costs the NHS.


The Scottish Government does not collect data on CAMHS appointment costs across NHS boards centrally.

Every presentation to CAMHS is treated differently depending on the individual needs of the young person. It may involve a multidisciplinary response involving a range of specialists. Therefore the cost per appointment will vary depending on the range of professionals involved and the needs of the child or young person.

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) NHS Scotland national service specification outlines provisions young people and their families can expect from the NHS.