CPAN & TCHATT at UT Health San Antonio
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.
Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN)
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 in the 35 counties of South-Central Texas, including: Bandera, Bexar, Comal, De Witt, Edwards, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kimble, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, McMullen, Medina, San Saba, Uvalde, Victoria, Wilson, and Zavala.
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 within 30 minutes of their call. 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.
Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT)
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 Independent School District, North East Independent School District, Northside Independent School District, San Antonio Independent School District, South San Antonio Independent School District, and Southside Independent School District.
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.
For more information, or to learn how your child or your school district can become involved with UT Health San Antonio TCHATT, email the team or call 210-567-5460.