Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development, Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health was established in 1994 under the name “Northern Child Development Center”. It was officially opened on 16th January, 1996 with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presiding over it. On 31st March, 2003, Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana, Princess of Naradhivas, kindly changed the name of the Center to “Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development (RICD)”. RICD is a specialized hospital providing medical services to children with developmental delay and mental health problems such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, learning disorder, and intellectual developmental disorder. RICD also promotes and provides support for academic and technological research and development of related agencies, in order to improve child development and mental health.
Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development develops by using the quality hospital standards of HA and ISO. In 2013, the Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development won the United Nations Public Service Award with the project Child First Work Together, the 2013 National Public Administration Award, and the Service Integration Excellence Award.
Vision and Mission
Vision To be a leading organization in Child and Adolescent Mental Health while serving as an International Center of Excellence for children with developmental delay.
- Provide treatment and rehabilitation in Child & Adolescent development and mental health for patients requiring Super Specialist Service (patients identified with high level of Severity, Difficulty for care provision, and Complexity of symptoms) 3S.
- Conduct research and development in Child & Adolescent development and mental health. Disseminate innovative findings and methods among both the public and private sector.
- Support the Area Health Boards, AHB, in provision of Child & Adolescent development and mental health promotion and prevention.
- Increase positive awareness and understanding of Child & Adolescent development and mental health.