Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN)


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Improving mental health care and systems of care for the children and adolescents of Texas.

Pediatrician and PCP Support

The Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) is a free behavioral specialist team consisting of child psychiatrists and mental health professionals who provide live child and adolescent behavioral health consultations and education opportunities to pediatrics primary care providers.

How does CPAN work?

When you call CPAN, a CPAN staff member will answer and gather details of the behavioral health concern. If consultation with a psychiatrist is needed, one will call you back within 30 minutes. If additional resources are needed, you will receive referrals by email the next business day. CPAN is part of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC) funded by the 86th legislature to improve mental health care for children and adolescents in Texas.

What FREE services does CPAN offer?

  • Telephonic clinic consultation during business hours with a child psychiatrist or mental health clinician.
  • Care coordination for assistance with referrals to community mental health services
  • Continuing professional education designed for pediatric providers.

How to enroll in the University of Texas Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN)?

  • Enrollment is free and takes less than 10 minutes. Once you are enrolled you can begin using the program immediately.
  • If you have other questions about the program, please reach out to us at 1-888-901-2726 (CPAN)-select option # 3 from the menu twice.
  • If you would like to enroll online, complete the Texas CPAN Practice Participation 

Benefits from enrolling in the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN):

  • Receive monthly Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits opportunities.
  • Enrolled providers in the CPAN program are also eligible to participate in our upcoming Project ECHO series.

If you would like more information on Project ECHO, visit the Project ECHO Interest Form.

CPAN: Child Psychiatry Access Network


Joanna Anaya
Program Manager
(956) 296-1243