UT Health San Antonio has a long history of collaborating with community partners who provide exceptional care with tremendous dedication to the people of South-Central Texas. As a member of the state-sponsored Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences unites with academic medical centers in Texas to ensure that youth throughout our state receive high quality and timely behavioral health care.
The Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) and Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) programs were initiated through Senate Bill 11 of the 86th Legislature.
CPAN provides real-time psychiatric consultations to give pediatric primary care providers guidance on behavioral health diagnosis and management. The UT Health San Antonio CPAN hub offers services, local resource referrals, and training opportunities to providers who serve children.
Concerned about a patient’s mental health?
If your patient, or patient’s parents have expressed concerns about…
- Complex ADD
- Other mental or behavioral health concerns
With a simple phone call, a Mental Health Professional can consult with you on:
- Assessment Assistance
- Diagnosis Verification
- Medication Management
- Reliable referrals in your area
- A resource list for your patients
- Consultation with a child Psychiatrist in 30 minutes or less
Registered primary care providers may call the CPAN hotline at 1-888-901-CPAN (select option ‘3’ then ‘2’) to consult with a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Primary care providers may ask about mental health assessment, symptoms, and psychiatric medications and obtain referrals for mental health providers in the community to share with their patients.
PCPs registered with CPAN are eligible to participate in training opportunities and receive information about new developments in behavioral health. Registering is easy and saves time when you call.
TCHATT provides telepsychology and telepsychiatry services to children and adolescents in Texas schools. UT Health San Antonio TCHATT works with school staff members to identify and assess behavioral health needs of students, prioritizing the needs and care of at-risk children and adolescents who lack access to mental healthcare services in their communities. TCHATT is currently serving independent school districts, including:
- HARLANDALE ISD
- NORTHSIDE ISD
- SOUTH SAN ANTONIO ISD
- NORTH EAST ISD
- SAN ANTONIO ISD
- SOUTHSIDE ISD
- FALLS CITY ISD
- POTEET ISD
- POTH ISD
- GEORGE WEST ISD
- MEYERSVILLE ISD
- PLEASANTON ISD
- FLORESVILLE ISD
- EAST CENTRAL ISD
- NURSERY ISD
- LA VERNIA ISD
- HARMONY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
- BROOKS ACADEMIES OF TEXAS
- SOUTHWEST ISD
- BEEVILLE ISD
- PAWNEE ISD
Children and adolescents in participating school districts may receive up to six free telesessions with mental health professionals when referred by the school’s administration. UT Health San Antonio TCHATT also assists with coordination of follow-up care for students who need ongoing mental health services.
* This free program is funded by the Texas legislature