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Tulane Early Childhood Collaborative

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The Tulane Early Childhood Collaborative (TECC) provides consultation to pediatric primary care providers to promote mental health in children birth to six years.

Who We Are

We are pediatric mental health providers: child psychiatrists, pediatrician-child psychiatrists, child psychologists, and clinical social workers within the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.

What We Do

We provide grant-funded consultation to pediatric primary care clinicians in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metropolitan areas, helping to build their capacity to identify risk factors early, promote family well-being, and understand and respond to mental health issues in children birth to six years.

How It Works

Clinical consultation about patient mental health and behavioral concerns may be offered on-site or by phone, email or secure video:

  • Contact us with a question or consultation request and receive a response within a day.
  • Consult with our child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical social workers for clinical questions, resources, and referral information.
  • Schedule a telehealth consultation during your patient’s clinical visit.
  • Refer a patient for a telehealth consultation and receive a written report with clinical care recommendations.
  • Drop in during telehealth office hours, Fridays 8 to 11 a.m. for unscheduled consults. Email us at or call us at 504-988-4653 for more information.

We provide brief, topic-focused trainings for your primary care clinic, clinical and resource information for providers and families, and evidence-based virtual parenting education groups are available for parents and caregivers at no cost.


How To Enroll

Interested in enrolling in TECC?

Complete our enrollment form and we’ll contact you to discuss how we can be most helpful.

Enrollment form

Interested in requesting a consult ?

Please complete the enrollment form first, then submit the consultation request form.

Consultation request form

If you have a consult question now, email us or call us at 504-988-4653.



TECC has received grant funding from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and the Thomas and Sari Turner Family Fund. There is no cost to you or to patients. Medicaid-eligible services may be billed to Medicaid.