Project Teach

Phone consultation with child psychiatrists available to all District II pediatricians!

Project Teach

Consultations • Training • Referrals

Project TEACH’s mission is to strengthen and support the ability of New York’s pediatric primary care providers to deliver care to children and families who experience mild-to-moderate mental health concerns.  This project is fully funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.

Consultations with Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

Project TEACH is free for all pediatric primary care providers and other prescribers who treat children in New York State.  This includes family physicians, child and adolescent psychiatrists, adult psychiatrists who treat children, and nurse practitioners.  Project TEACH provides both phone consultations and face-to-face evaluations with child and adolescent psychiatrists.  A provider does not have to participate in other Project TEACH services to access consultation.

  • Telephone Consultations
    Phone consultations provide primary care providers the opportunity to ask questions, discuss cases, and review treatment options with a Project TEACH child and adolescent psychiatrist.  Primary care providers can call the consultation line in their region as many times as needed to treat a child with mild-to-moderate mental health concerns in the primary care setting.  Phone consultations are provided within four (4) hours of a request,  unless otherwise specified by the primary care provider.
  • Face-to-Face Evaluations
    Project TEACH also provides access to face-to-face evaluations with Project TEACH child and adolescent psychiatrists for children and families in your practice.  A face-to-face evaluation can take place in-person, or via telepsych for families living more than one hour away from a Project TEACH site, or otherwise have transportation challenges.

Educational Trainings

Project TEACH offers training in several different formats for pediatric primary care providers (PCPs).  These programs support your ability to assess, treat and manage mild-to-moderate mental health concerns in your practice.  Links to on-demand webinars and archived webinars appear below.  On-demand webinars are offered for CME credit.

Linkages and Referrals

Linkages and referrals help pediatric primary care providers and families access appropriate community mental health and support services, including clinic treatment, care management, and family support.

Get Involved

Primary care providers can use the map below to identify the county where their practices are located.  Simply use the contact information for that region to request any Project TEACH service.


Project Teach Map

Click below to see a more detailed map

Project Teach Map

Upcoming Events:

Children’s Mental Health Support for Primary Care Providers

Attend this FREE, two-day training and make your practice better equipped to manage mild-to-moderate mental health concerns in children and youth.  Learn more and register online at  Earn up to 11.0 CME/CE credits at this event!  Reserve your spot soon, as space is limited.

Join us at one of these upcoming locations:

June 2 – 3, 2019
Embassy Suites
86 E Congress St.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
June 23 – 24, 2019
Lotte New York Palace
455 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

The importance of early identification and intervention is vital to helping children have the best possible mental health outcomes.  The agenda for this FREE training includes content on topics such as:

  • ADHD, anxiety, aggression, bipolar disorder, depression, and trauma
  • Effective assessment and treatment strategies
  • Reimbursement practices for mental health services

This training is presented by Project TEACH, a project funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.  Good mental health lets young people live their best lives. Let us help you care for the kids in your practice.

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Project TEACH Summer 2018 Newsletter

(Link to be provided)

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CAP-PC Winter 2016-17 Newletter

Time magazine had an article on the rising use of telemedicine in child psychiatry.   While we are NOT able to provide ongoing treatment, we are able to provide tele-psychiatric consultation evaluations for your pediatric patients who live more than 40 miles from our hubs or have other transportation barriers.  We have been providing in person consultation evaluations from the beginning of the CAP-PC program and have now completed thousands for your patients.   If your patient needs a telepsychiatric evaluation let us know!

On-Demand Webinars

These programs support your ability to assess, treat and manage mild-to-moderate mental health concerns in your practice.

Archived Videos of previous live trainings can be viewed here:


Together we are making a huge difference for kids and families!