Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care

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

CAP PC is New York State’s response to meet the public health need of its children and families with mental health needs.  CAP PC is a collaboration between the Departments of Psychiatry at the University at Buffalo, University of Rochester, Columbia University, SUNY Upstate, and Long Island Jewish/North Shore University.  For further information, please go to the CAP-PC website.

 1-855-CAPPC72 (227-7272)
Training Schedule Description of the CAP PC Program  Agreement to Participate 

Quick reminder that CAP-PC is still accepting applications for the REACH Mini-Fellowship in Child Mental Health for November 5-6 for Downstate PCPs (at Columbia) and December 1-2 for Upstate PCPs (at Syracuse).  Please note that due to increased support from OMH we are again able to provide this at no cost to PCPs!  Thank you OMH!  Sign up here.

With school starting up again we want to remind you about a great service that is available to your complex patients with Medicaid:  Health Homes.  This is a great opportunity to get a care manager involved with your tougher situations and lighten your load!  This is a Medicaid service funded through NYS DOH.  Hopefully this service will one day be expanded to include all children!

Our phone line is open Monday-Thursday 8 am-7 pm and Fridays 8 am-5 PM.  Keep your calls coming 1-855-227-7272–together we are making a huge difference for kids and families!

Professor of Psychiatry
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs (Psychiatry Medical Director, CAP PC (
University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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CAP-PC Winter 2016-17 Newletter

Last week Time magazine had an article on the rising use of telemedicine in child psychiatry. Click Here !!  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 program and have now completed over 500 for your patients.   If your patient needs a telepsychaitric evaluation let us know!

anim-new5  Ever wonder where to send those kids who need that mental health referral that takes their insurance, is geographically convenient, delivers evidence based treatment??

YES YOU CAN CALL CAP PC IF YOU’RE JUST LOOKING FOR REFERRAL HELP!  You know the number:  855-227-7272.  Call us M-Th 8-7 and Fridays 8-5.

Together we making a huge difference for kids and families!

anim-new5 News from CAP-PC

It is difficult to understand and navigate the developmental disability system and accessing services.  CAP-PC has identified a resource on Parent to Parent of NY that is a guidebook called the Guide to Understanding NYS Office of People with Developmental Disabilities Supports and Services.   Also, the Useful Links section on the CAP-PC website has recently been updated, as has a list of books for parents and kids on OCD and Anxiety.

CAP-PC Summer 2015 Newletter


CAP PC Educational Videos!

This program has been very popular, and a number of the sessions have been archived.
They can be viewed here.


Our colleagues in Child Pschiatry at the University of Vermont host an annual Child Psychiatry in Primary Care, this year on Friday, May 15 in Colchester, VT.  David Rettew and Jim Hudziak, two gifted child psychiatry educators will lead the way for what will be a great opportunity for those of you able to make it.  Look for us to collaborate more in the future with them.  For more information click here.

CAP PC Educational Videos!

What Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care’s New Phone Consultation Service Does and Does Not Do

CAP PC does:

  • Provide phone consultation services for PCPs across NY State*1-855-CAPPC72 (227-7272)

  • Assist PCPs to better manage children/adolescents (to age 21) with mild-moderate mental health problems

  • Assist PCPs with linking and referring their patients to appropriate mental health services in their communities

CAP PC does NOT provide:

  • Emergency services or evaluations (we will help identify community emergency services)
  • Ongoing treatment for your patients
  • Support for the management of problems outside the scope of primary care practice

*CAP PC does not cover Albany and north region; the CAPES program does this (518-581-5015)