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Child Access to Mental Health and Psychiatry

The CHild Access to Mental Health and Psychiatry service, known as CHAMP, is a consultation and educational service for pediatric primary care providers in Mississippi.

UMMC’s Department of Psychiatry, in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, has received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to provide free and same-day telephone consultations to pediatric primary care providers in the Delta and Jackson metro areas. These consultations will be offered with an educational focus and will be performed primarily by UMMC child psychiatrists and child psychologists.

The information that the CHAMP team offers providers is designed to assist them in treating patients with regards to issues such as medication management, mental health needs, resources and referrals. We will measure our success by primary care providers’ increased confidence in their ability to treat mental health issues and the improved mental health of the children in the Delta and Jackson metro areas. The CHAMP team hopes to enroll pediatric primary care providers as collaborative team members who are willing to work with us in a consultation model of care.

The CHAMP consultation line is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call (601) 984-2080.

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