Project TEACH aims to strengthen and support the ability of New York’s PCPs to deliver care to children and families who experience mild-to-moderate mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and ADHD, in children, adolescents, and young adults up to 22 years of age. It is funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.
Project TEACH offers, at no cost:
- Consultations PCPs can speak on the phone with child and adolescent psychiatrists to ask questions, discuss concerns, or review treatment options. If indicated, they can also get a face-to-face evaluation
- Referrals Linkages and referral services help PCPs and families access community mental health treatment and support services
- Training Free CME-certified education and training offered in several different formats relevant to mental health in primary care
All pediatric PCPs in NYS, including pediatricians, family physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other prescribers, are eligible to receive Project TEACH services at no cost. Additionally, other mental health professionals who provide ongoing treatment to children, such as child and adolescent psychiatrists, general psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners, may request a second opinion through consultations. Maternal mental health consultations, education, resources, linkages, and referrals to address maternal depression and related mood disorders and anxiety are also available.
Learn more on the Project TEACH website, or with the resources below: