The University of Texas System

Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN)

TCMHCC is actively working with state and local officials in providing coordinated mental health support to students and families in response to the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. Check the Uvalde resources page for more information. For immediate mental health resources, call 1-800-273-8255. To find help for you or your family, visit

What is CPAN?

CPAN, or the Child Psychiatry Access Network, is a mental health resource team that provides peer-to-peer telemedicine-based consultation, care coordination, and training to primary care providers to assist with identifying and treating mental health issues in their young patients.


  • One-fourth to one-third of the pediatric cases you see each day involve mental health concerns.
  • You may not feel adequately trained to address these issues and, even if you do, they can be very time-consuming.
  • The Texas Legislature funded CPAN to offer you free consultation and continuing education to help improve the quality of care you are able to offer pediatric patients with mental health concerns.

How does CPAN Work?

  • Register by phone or email.
  • Upon enrollment, your facility will be assigned a primary hub within your region.
  • When you want help, call us at (888) 901-CPAN (2726) to speak with a pediatric psychiatrist or mental health clinician. Our goal is to return your call within 30 minutes or less.
  • We will let you know when free CMEs are available to you.

How to enroll

Enrolling is quick and easy . Once you find your region in the map below, call us at (888) 901-CPAN (2726) and select the option for your region.

If you need assistance, select option 9 and a CPAN team member can assist in connecting you to the team in your region.

CPAN Geographic Regions

The map below indicates the medical institutions responsible for responding to calls in the different regions of Texas.

Click here to download the map as a pdf.

What can you expect as a participating provider?

  • For individual primary care providers: Prompt access to a child psychiatrist for phone consultation on medication questions, including follow-ups.
  • For practices that have behavioral health clinicians: Expert consultation on difficult cases.
  • For pediatric health homes: Help to fully incorporate behavioral services into the practice through access to a child psychiatrist
  • For patients needing specialized care: Help to identify resources for evaluation and ongoing care.

CPAN Workgroup Chairs:

Laurel Williams, DO, Baylor College of Medicine
Sarah Martin, MD, Texas Tech University