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Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium

Improving mental health care and systems of care for the children and adolescents of Texas.

Who We Are

The Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC) was created by the 86th Texas Legislature to leverage the expertise and capacity of the health-related institutions of higher education to address urgent mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in this state in relation to children and adolescents.

TCMHCC has Five Initiatives:

  • The Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) provides telehealth-based consultation and training to primary care providers. Learn More
  • The Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) program provides in-school behavioral telehealth care to at-risk children and adolescents. Learn More
  • The research initiative has created two state-wide networks to study and improve the delivery of child and adolescent mental health services in Texas. Learn More
  • The Community Psychiatry Workforce Expansion (CPWE) funds full-time academic psychiatrists as academic medical directors and new psychiatric resident rotation positions at facilities operated by community mental health providers. Learn More
  • The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) Fellowships program expands both the number of child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship positions in Texas and the number of these training programs at Texas HRIs. Learn More

For more information on the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC), contact Luanne Southern at

For media inquiries, contact Daniel Oppenheimer at or (512) 852-3269.

  • Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN)
  • Primary care providers can access the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) for assistance with behavioral health care for their child and adolescent patients.

  • Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT)
  • TCHATT provides telemedicine or telehealth programs to school districts to help identify and assess the behavioral health needs of children and adolescents and provide access to mental health services.

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    Latest News

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    Behavioral Health Boost: Primary Care Providers’ New Network of Support

    UT Southwestern and Children's Health are providing mental health resources and consultations to help providers better treat their patients.

    August 2, 2021 from D Magazine

    Texas A&M Team To Expand Mental Health Services For Children

    A $1.6 million grant will provide integrative health services to Texas children and adolescents in underserved areas.

    August 19, 2021 from Texas A&M News

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    A general resource page on depression in children and adolescents.

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    A general resource page on anxiety in children and adolescents.