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What is TCHATT?

Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) provides the opportunity for students to receive FREE teletherapy and telepsychiatry services while in school. Senate Bill 11 was revised to include statutes for the provision of telehealth services for primary and secondary students across the State of Texas. TCHATT is a component of the Texas Children’s Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC). Our role is to work with schools to identify and provide services to K-12 at-risk students. Our services include consultation, risk assessment, medication evaluation and management, counseling, community referrals, and training all through mediums of telehealth.

What services are provided through TCHATT?

  • 2-4 sessions with a Texas A&M Health mental health professional
  • Psychological and psychiatric support
  • Mental health care and crisis intervention
  • Community referrals for long-term counseling as needed
  • Consultation with school staff
  • Training as requested by schools

What is the mission of TCHATT?

Decrease disparity by increasing access to psychological care and supports through telebehavioral health care. Increasing student engagement and academic achievement through the reduction of psychological distress and development of mental wellness.

Collaborate with school staff to build lasting relationship and supports for students. Utilize telebehavioral supports to provide crisis prevention and intervention for at-risk students across the Brazos Valley Region. Provide brief interventions and psychiatric supports 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.


Who does TCHATT serve?

K-12 students, schools, and families throughout the Brazos Valley and beyond.


How much do TCHATT services cost?

FREE! TCHATT services are funded through the state by Senate Bill 11 and are completely free to students, families, and schools.


How do parents and educators access TCHATT services?

TCHATT services can be accessed by contacting your school counselor and requesting they make a referral.
List of school districts currently served:

  • Academy ISD
  • Allen Academy
  • Axtell ISD
  • Bell
  • Blooming Grove ISD
  • Bosque
  • Brazos
  • Bremond ISD
  • Brenham ISD
  • Bruceville-Eddy ISD
  • Bryan ISD
  • Buffalo ISD
  • Burleson ISD
  • Caldwell ISD
  • Calvert ISD
  • Cameron ISD
  • Centerville ISD
  • Chilton ISD
  • College Station ISD
  • Corsicana ISD
  • Covington ISD
  • Cranfills Gap ISD
  • Fairfield ISD
  • Falls
  • Freestone
  • Gholson ISD
  • Granbury ISD
  • Grandview ISD
  • Grimes
  • Groesbeck ISD
  • Harmony Sci Academy-Waco
  • Harmony Science Academy
  • Hearne ISD
  • Hill
  • Hood
  • IL Texas
  • Iola ISD
  • Johnson
  • Kerens ISD
  • Killeen ISD
  • La Vega ISD
  • Leon
  • Leon ISD
  • Limestone
  • Madisonville
  • Madisonville ISD
  • McGregor ISD
  • McLennan
  • Mexia ISD
  • Midway ISD
  • Milam
  • Milano ISD
  • Mildred ISD
  • Mount Calm ISD
  • Mumford ISD
  • Navarro
  • Navasota ISD
  • Normangee ISD
  • North Zulch ISD
  • Oakwood ISD
  • Priority Charter
  • Priority Charter ISD
  • Rapoport Academy Public School
  • Rice ISD
  • Richards ISD
  • Robertson
  • Robinson ISD
  • Rockdale ISD
  • Rosebud-Lott ISD
  • Salado ISD
  • Snook ISD
  • Somerville ISD
  • Teague ISD
  • Temple ISD
  • Valley Mills ISD
  • Washington
  • Whitney ISD
  • Wortham ISD


My school district is not listed above. How can I get services at my school?

Contact your school counselor and ask them to contact Dr. Kelly Sopchak ( to set up TCHATT services.


Where can I find TCHATT providers in areas outside of the Brazos Valley?

While not every school district in Texas is covered by TCHATT at this time, the map shows which university medical center to check with for services throughout Texas.



Contact Information

Kelly Sopchak, PhD, LSSP