Project TEACH

Project TEACH (Training and Education for the Advancement of Children’s Health) is designed to strengthen and support the ability of New York’s pediatric primary care providers (PCPs) to deliver care to children and families who experience mild-to-moderate mental health concerns.

Providers who are eligible to receive Project TEACH services include pediatricians, family physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other prescribers. 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.

Available services

Consultations

  • Telephone consultations for mild-to-moderate mental health concerns.
  • Direct face-to-face consultations for selected pediatric patients.

Training

  • Continuing medical education (CME)-certified training on how to assess, treat, and manage mental health concerns.

Referrals

  • Referrals to mental health professionals and community resources across the state.

Linkage

  • Linkage to key resources that your patients and their families need in their communities.

Serving all of New York

Project TEACH services are delivered by a team of providers located across New York. There are seven hubs so that every region of the state has a team that is known to the practitioners in that area. Hub sites include:

  • Albany Medical Center
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Columbia University Medical Center/NY State Psychiatric Institute
  • SUNY Upstate Medical Center
  • University at Buffalo
  • University at Rochester
  • Zucker Hillside Hospital, Northwell Health

Easy to use

Project TEACH phone lines are staffed Monday through Friday and hours vary by region. If a Project TEACH child and adolescent psychiatrist is not available when you call, you will receive a callback within four hours.

Contact Project TEACH at 855-227-7272.

For general questions about the program, email info@projectteachny.org.

For more information, please visit Project TEACH.

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