Child Telemental Health Programs
Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP)
Founded in 2012, MD BHIPP supports the efforts of primary care clinicians to assess and manage the mental health needs of their patients from infancy through the transition to young-adulthood. Our services include phone consultations, training, resource and referral identification, telepsychiatry, telecounseling, telecare coordination, and teleECHO clinics. BHIPP is available free of charge to any pediatric primary care provider within the state of Maryland.
For more information, visit https://mdbhipp.org.
Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care Telepsychiatry Access Program (BHIPP TAP)
In 2019, BHIPP received a supplemental HRSA grant to expand BHIPP services to further support the efforts of primary care clinicians through the provision of telemental health services; including telepsychiatry, telecounseling, telecare coordination, and Project ECHO. This expanded array of services aims to increase access to child and adolescent behavioral health services.
Services will initially be provided in pilot regions: the lower Eastern Shore, Western Maryland, and Southern Maryland, and then be expanded statewide. A project advisory committee has been assembled, comprised of pediatricians, behavioral health providers, state and local leaders, parents, and more.
School Mental Health Program (SMHP)
The SMHP was established in 1989 and currently provides services in 22 Baltimore City schools. The SMHP offers a full continuum of high quality, comprehensive mental health services (prevention, treatment, and consultation) to children, youth, and their families in schools. The SMHP is strongly associated with the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH), a federally funded resource center for advancing research, training, policy, and practice in school mental health. Please visit https://www.schoolmentalhealth.org/ for resources and more information.
If you are a patient who needs to make an appointment, click here or contact Jennifer Cox, Program Director, at (410)-706-6895.
Department Juvenile Services (DJS): Telepsychiatry to Western Maryland Youth Centers
Provides evaluations and consultations to Maryland’s committed facilities, reducing delay time and streamlining care for individuals. Telepsychiatry services to DJS sites include evaluations, medication management, ongoing treatment, and bridge services as youth transition into the community.
Maryland Early Intervention Program (EIP)
Offers specialized programs with expertise in the early identification, evaluation, and comprehensive psychiatric treatment of adolescents and young adults at risk for, or in the early stages of, a mental illness with psychosis. Consultation and evaluation are available via video connection to assist with the early identification of youth with possible first episodes of psychosis. The EIP program can assist with the identification of high-risk symptoms and assist with appropriate treatment. Click here to visit the EIP website.
Garrett County Health Department
Offers pediatric telepsychiatry services through the Garrett County Health Department. Services are provided in the context of a weekly clinic. Faculty and Child Psychiatry Fellows provide consultation, collaborative, and direct psychiatric care to children and families in western Maryland.
Center for Infant Study
The Center for Infant Study (CIS) aims to provide top-tier person- and family-centered mental health services for infants and children (0-5 years) who are at risk for or who are experiencing mental health and psychosocial problems. If you are a patient or would like to make an appointment, click here or contact Kay Connors, LCSW-C, at (410) 328-5881.