Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT)


The TCHATT Program is designed to deliver free telemedicine services for students to assist with identifying or assessing mental health needs and providing access to mental health care services.

Services include:

  • Assessment & Triage
  • Brief Interventions
  • Connection to community based providers

Our multidisciplinary team consists of:

  • Social workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Child psychiatrists

Additional TCHATT initiative:

  • Adolescent Substance Use Disorders (telemedicine/in-person services)

Samples of the types of students who would benefit from TCHATT services include those who:

  • Were previously high functioning, and are now struggling to pay attention and engage, and are exhibiting self-harm or depressive, disengaged behavior
  • Were impacted by COVID 19, and their depression has escalated such that they are now writing about morbid themes and talking about death in class
  • Have a known history of aggression and although previously stabilized with treatment they are now experiencing rapidly escalating disciplinary infractions
  • May always have been introverted but now are talking to themselves and exhibiting a several week long decline in self-care, hygiene, and other students are complaining about them
  • Use substances or excessively drink alcohol OR exhibit signs that could be suggestive of drug or alcohol abuse, such as falling grades, deteriorating relationships with friends, loss of interest in activities, poor hygiene, secretive behavior, unusual tiredness, or missing curfews (among others)

*If your student is experiencing an emergency, please follow your district protocol. Please be aware that TCHATT is not able to guarantee same day appointments*

*Please note TCHATT is an access to care program, designed to provide short-term services to resolve acute concerns while linking individuals and families to community-based providers*