Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Connecting Schools With Mental Health Resources for Students

The Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) program seeks to improve the mental health of communities across our region in Texas through collaboration with independent school districts (ISDs).

TCHATT assists in directing counseling and telepsychiatry to students across our region, linking families with community resources, and providing educational materials for school personnel through community learning collaboratives. This valuable program spans across the Panhandle Plains region of Texas and extends slightly into the Big Bend, Hill Country, and Prairies and Lakes regions. 

The goals of providing mental health assessment and mental health care in the school setting is to improve access, decrease stigma, decrease time away from school, improve community support, and improve outcomes as soon as possible so students can get back to the work of growing and developing into happy and successful citizens.

Dr. Sarah Mallard Wakefield

Chair, Department of Psychiatry Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services

Contact Us

(806) 743-2291


Enrolled School Districts

To locate schools with active TCHATT access, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the TCHATT Consortium website
  2. Choose TTUHSC under HRI and adjust your school TCHATT status to active


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