Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT)

  • What is TCHATT?

    Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (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.  Many students struggle with stress and emotional situations. If you've noticed your child or teenager struggling, TCHATT and Children's Health Virtual Care can provide help and support.

    TCHATT can help your child manage:  adjustment disorders,  anxiety,  ADHD,  behavioral difficulties,  bereavement,  coping skills,  decision-making,  depression,  expression of feelings,  frustration tolerance,  healthy relationships,  improved social skills,  sleep problems, social skills

    How does TCHATT work?

    1. Share your concern with your school’s designated TCHATT liaison/counselor.
    2. The school TCHATT liaison will ensure the required consent forms are signed by the appropriate party (i.e., student, parent, guardian). If the parent/ guardian agrees to TCHATT, the liaison will collect some basic information to share with TCHATT.
    3. The school liaison will call TCHATT and submit paperwork, at which time TCHATT will contact parents. Together, parents and TCHATT staff will visit and determine if TCHATT is a positive option for their child. If so, TCHATT will connect the parents with a TCHATT mental health expert and sessions will begin. If TCHATT is a good fit for your child, he/she will receive 4 free virtual visits with a mental health specialist.