The Virginia Mental Health Access Program is a statewide program designed to expand the mental health workforce by helping primary care providers screen, diagnose, and manage children and adolescents with mental health conditions.
When fully implemented, it has 4 main components:
- Education for PCPs on screening, diagnosis, management and treatment of pediatric mental health conditions (primarily through REACH, Project ECHO, and QI Screening Projects).*
- Consultation with regional VMAP teams comprised of child and adolescent psychiatrists and (eventually) psychologists and/or social workers.*
- Telehealth visits to assist with VMAP consults.
- Care Navigation to help identify additional regional mental health resources that may benefit families.
At this time, components marked with a star (*) are in the pilot stage. Additional components will be added as funding and capacity allows.