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Consulting with Wisconsin CPCP


The Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (WI CPCP) provides free, confidential consultative support to Primary Care Providers (PCPs) in the management of children and adolescents with mild-to-moderate mental health concerns. For those patients who are considered outside the scope of primary care practice, we can provide linkage and referral support. The WI CPCP provides services by phone and email, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., excluding holidays.
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Program Parameters

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  1. The phone and email support are educational in nature. In replying to the PCP’s question about a case, the WI CPCP team may respond with "In cases such as this...." or similar language. We wish to emphasize that we have not evaluated the patient, and, as a result, our recommendations are educational in nature.

  2. The WI CPCP is not an emergency referral service; we cannot provide urgent evaluations over the phone, via email, or in person. If a PCP calls or emails about an emergency, a recommendation will be made for the most appropriate local options.

  3. In situations in which a child needs ongoing psychiatric care, the WI CPCP can assist with recommending local resources. The WI CPCP child psychiatrists are not available for ongoing treatment of referred cases.

  4. In order to maintain HIPAA compliance, the WI CPCP team will not request patient identifying information. Please do not provide information that could violate patient confidentiality. We request that you document that the WI CPCP has been consulted and then summarize the WI CPCP recommendations (i.e., please do not copy and paste recommendations directly into the medical record).

  5. Phone and email support will be provided by the WI CPCP team, which consists of child psychiatrists, a pediatric psychologist, and regional resource coordinators. The call or email will be triaged to the most appropriate team member(s).

  6. While the WI CPCP does not require informed consent, it is recommended that the PCP inform the patient and/or caretaker that he/she will be discussing their case with the WI CPCP. Sharing this information with patients/caregivers can help to educate the public of this service and to help garner ongoing legislative support and funding of the program.

  7. Participating providers may refer a patient to the Second Opinion Clinic, where a face-to-face (or telepsychiatric) evaluation is completed. The patient will be enrolled in the Children’s Wisconsin clinic, and the psychiatrist seeing the patient for the Second Opinion will provide written recommendations to the referring PCP.