The Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine program was created to provide no-cost telemedicine services for at-risk students in first through 12 grades. TCHATT collaborates with schools throughout the state to provide mental health resources they may not have access to such as referrals and counseling and assists and supports school staff with identifying or assessing mental health needs and providing access to mental health care services.  

TCHATT is a component of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium. Our services include consultation, risk assessment, medication evaluation, counseling, and community referrals and training, all through mediums of telehealth. 

Services provided through TCHATT include:

  • Up to five sessions a year with a mental health professional
  • Psychological and psychiatric support
  • Mental health care and crisis intervention
  • Community referrals for long-term counseling
  • Consultation with school staff
  • Training for schools

Our multidisciplinary TCHATT team consists of:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Child psychiatrists
  • Care coordinators
  • Intake specialists
  • Referral coordinators

Who we serve:

The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center TCHATT program offers mental health services to children who live in the following 25 counties in Northeast Texas: Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood.

 The mission of TCHATT is to:

  • Decrease disparities by increasing access to psychological care and support through telebehavioral health care.
  • Increase student engagement and academic achievement through the reduction of psychological distress and development of mental wellness.
  • Collaborate with school staff to build lasting relationships and support for students.
  • Utilize telebehavioral support to provide crisis prevention and intervention for at-risk students across Northeast Texas.
  • Provide brief interventions and psychiatric support for students in need.
  • Support school staff in building safe and successful academic environments.
  • Provide training for members of the community regarding child and adolescent development and psychological wellness.

For more information or to get TCHATT services set up at your school, contact:

TCHATT Sr. Program Manager Jennifer Peoples, LPC-S, at or
TCHATT Program Coordinator Jillian Kocialski at .

Interested in being a TCHATT presenter? Contact TCHATT Sr. Program Manager Jennifer Peoples, LPC-S, at  with details about your specialty and experience.