The Texas Child Health Access Network Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) program seeks to improve the mental health of communities across Texas through collaboration with independent school districts (ISDs). TCHATT assists in directing counseling and telepsychiatry to students across our region, link families with community resources, and provide educational materials for school personnel through community learning collaboratives. TCHATT improves access to mental health care expertise through free, time-limited mental health services to children and adolescents in need of behavioral or emotional assessment and care. Services are available to students in Pre-K through 12th grade.
The TCHATT team is made up of licensed mental health clinicians, clinical child psychologists, and child and adolescent psychiatrists. If intervention is needed, the student will receive sessions with TCHATT providers via Telemedicine. If additional services are needed beyond the sessions offered, referrals and connection to services will be recommended by the TCHATT team. This may include communication with Primary Care Providers (PCP), community therapist, Local Mental Health Authorities, Communities in Schools, etc.
Appointments are scheduled between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday - Friday. We are available during most school holidays and breaks.
Appointments are held virtually, via Zoom. Students and parents/guardians are present for all appointments.
Contact your child’s school counselor to make a referral into the program.
Our multidisciplinary team is made up of licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, clinical child psychologists, licensed vocational nurses, advanced practice psychiatric mental health practitioners, and child and adolescent psychiatrists.
We work collaboratively to effectively assess, refer, and treat students. We focus on the larger context that the student is situated in, including their current circumstances, and work together with the school counselor and family members to gain an informed understanding.
We value individualized care and work with the student, family, and school to ensure adequate access to services. We strive to establish coordination between student, family, school, and community health providers to better meet the needs of the student while maintaining a family centered approach.