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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 lsouthern@utsystem.edu.

For media inquiries, contact Daniel Oppenheimer at doppenheimer@utsystem.edu 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.

    Upcoming Events

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    Jun

    2021

    Webinar: Novel Drug Abuse in Youth

    11:00 am–12:00 pm

    TTUHSC El Paso

    Virtual

    14

    Jul

    2021

    Webinar: Gender Dysphoria

    12:30 pm–1:30 pm

    UT Southwestern

    Virtual

    11

    Aug

    2021

    Webinar: Psychological Testing

    12:30 pm–1:30 pm

    UT Southwestern

    Virtual

    08

    Sep

    2021

    Webinar: Early Childhood Mental Health

    12:30 pm–1:30 pm

    UT Southwestern

    Virtual

    13

    Oct

    2021

    Webinar: Non-Suicidal Self Injury

    12:30 pm–1:30 pm

    UT Southwestern

    Virtual

    Latest News

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    Counseling the Kids

    Schools, partnering with university health centers, are jumping in to fill a yawning gap in mental health services for students, some of whom have experienced pandemic-related anxiety and depression.

    June 10, 2021


    Meet Our Providers: Susan Fernandes, MD

    The CPAN team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler asked Dr. Susan Fernandes at Genesis PrimeCare Pediatrics in Marshall, Texas, to share her experience using CPAN.

    June 10, 2021


    Popular Resources

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    Online Material from Legiscan

    Senate Bill 11, 86th Texas Legislature

    Relating to policies, procedures, and measures for school safety and mental health promotion in public schools and the creation of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium.

    Online Material from TCMHCC

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