Why enroll in the UTHealth Houston Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN)?

  • Children are more likely to first visit with their Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician when they are experiencing a mental health concern.
  • Due to a workforce shortage, there may be a delay before a child or adolescent is seen by a specialist in child psychiatry.
  • The UTHealth Houston Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) takes a peer learning approach to providing care for children and adolescents with mental health concerns.

How to enroll in the UTHealth Houston Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN)?

  • You are able to enroll MDs, DOs, PAs, NPs, Resident, and clinic contact staff.
  • Enrollment is free and takes less than 10 minutes.
  • If you have other questions about the program, please reach out to us at (832)-827-8604.

How does calling the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) improve access to care?

  • Parents are likely to first present to their trusted pediatrician or family doctor when they have concerns about their child’s mental health or behavior.
  • Due to a child psychiatry workforce shortage, the average wait to get in to see a child psychiatrist is 8 weeks in suburban areas and this can be much longer in rural or more underserved areas.
  • The Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) takes a peer learning approach to support pediatricians and family doctors who are either providing interim care for children waiting on an appointment with a child psychiatrist or who are providing for the care of children with mild to moderate mental health concerns whose condition may not require direct care by a specialist in child psychiatry.

How can I benefit from participation in the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN)?

  • Participants in the UTHealth Houston CPAN program are also eligible to participate in our Project ECHO Pediatric Prescribers which provides for Maintenance of Certification Continuing Medical Education credits
  • For more information specific to Project ECHO click here