Telephonic Psychiatric Services (TiPS) Program for Behavioral Health Begins

TiPS is a real-time, provider-to-provider behavioral health consultative service for children up to age 21 covered by Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). The goal of TiPS is to improve treatment and access by providing psychiatric consultation to providers. There are no “wrong calls” to TiPS but common examples include patient-specific consults or general questions related to child psychiatry, behavioral health, medication, or accessing community resources. TiPS Teams are staffed by child psychiatrists, licensed therapists, and care coordinators. Call the TiPS Team in your region during business hours Monday through Friday to receive assistance within 30 minutes.