The Oklahoma Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health Access Program (OKCAPMAP) supports the medical provider’s provision of pediatric mental health care in the clinical setting. OKCAPMAP will provide Oklahoma’s medical providers with child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health consultation, enhanced mental health education, and referral assistance to local and statewide mental health services.

Our Goal

We aim to maximize the number of medical providers in Oklahoma receiving support for their care of infants, children, and adolescents with psychiatric and mental health needs by providing real time pediatric psychiatry and mental health consultations; offering enhanced psychiatry and mental health education and training; creating and maintaining a statewide infant, child, and adolescent mental health services and supports referral network; and assisting to minimize barriers in accessing mental health care for pediatric patients.

The History

OKCAPMAP is a pediatric mental health care access program (i.e., PMHCA). The first PMHCA was created in Massachusetts in 2004 (i.e., MCPAP) and this type of program was originally called a child psychiatry access program (i.e., CPAP). At this time, most states and several tribal territories have created or are creating a PMHCA to address the child psychiatry workforce shortage across the US and attenuate the gap in access to pediatric mental health care. The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health, Healthy Minds Policy Initiative, OSU Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and others collaborated to bring this important program to Oklahoma. More information:

The Consultation

Registered medical providers can engage child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAP) and licensed mental health professionals (LMHP) to strengthen the care of their pediatric patients with mental health needs. Through telephone consultations with medical providers, OKCAPMAP can assist with medication management, diagnostic decisions, in office interventions, and family engagement. OKCAPMAP does not establish provider-patient relationships with the patients of registered medical providers, but rather provides consultation services solely and directly to the medical provider (provider-to-provider).

The Education

Registered medical providers can access enhanced education specific to their patient population and training needs. Registered medical providers can access asynchronous online modules, hybrid lunch and learns with case dissections, online learning library including archived primary care and emergency department specific ECHO sessions, monthly newsletters, and in person specialty trainings. Most of these learning opportunities also provide Category 1-A CME.

The Referral

Registered medical providers can receive referral assistance to help their patient find a “best fit” therapeutic alliance and create a supportive mental health network. Comprehensive local and statewide services and resources will be included, as well as details for determining best options for the patient and the family. Medical providers will also be supported by follow up on referrals, family advocacy, and continuum of care. For businesses or individuals providing mental health and related supports and services in or near Oklahoma, please join our referral database. Click here to provide information as a business or practice. Click here to provide information as a licensed mental health provider.

The Logistics

OKCAPMAP is available to all pediatric serving medical providers practicing in Oklahoma. OKCAPMAP is free of charge. Registered medical providers receive access to all aspects of consultation, education, and referral assistance. From time to time, registered medical providers will receive requests to participate in data collection to measure outcomes, outputs, and program evaluation.

The Partners

Contact us

Medical Director
Sara Coffey, D.O.

Clinical Director
Christina Brent, LPC-S