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Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT)

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The Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) Program is a FREE service that provides short term behavioral health services for children and adolescents by partnering with local school districts to identify students who may be struggling with mental health concerns. Once a child is referred to TCHATT by participating school personnel (e.g., teachers, counselors), TCHATT can offer evidence-based assessment and treatment services targeting a broad range of emotional and behavioral health concerns. 

Services

TCHATT services are provided virtually over a computer or smart phone and include: 

  • Mental health evaluations
  • Short-term therapy including up to 4 appointments focused on the top problems identified by the student and parent/legal guardian
  • Psychiatric care and medication management
  • Referrals to long-term treatment providers if necessary

Who can participate?

TCHATT is in partnership with select independent school districts (ISDs) across Houston and southeast Texas. These include Conroe ISD, Galena Park ISD, Houston ISD, Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, Pasadena ISD, Pearland ISD, Sheldon ISD, Spring ISD, Tomball ISD, and the Raul Yzaguirre School for Success. 

If you are a parent/guardian and are interested in obtaining TCHATT services for your child, please speak with a counselor at your child’s school. Schools will provide referrals to TCHATT and once received, a TCHATT coordinator will contact you to provide additional information about our program.  

For more information, please contact TCHATTinfo@bcm.edu or (713) 798-8257 from