UCSF CAPP is now Cal-MAP

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Through a partnership with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), the California Department of Health Care Services has launched Cal-MAP, California’s Child & Adolescent Mental Health Access Portal, a CalHOPE pediatric mental health care access (PMHCA) program that provides behavioral health consultation, education, training, resources and care navigation for primary care providers, pediatricians, and other outpatient physicians – as part of the CalHOPE program with funding from the California multiyear, multi-department Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI) that reimagines the systems that support behavioral health for all California's children, youth, and their families. 

Cal-MAP’s interprofessional team of psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers provide no-cost consultation, education and resource navigation directly to California physicians caring for mental and behavioral health concerns in youth, ages 0-25.

Designed to increase timely access to mental health care for youth throughout California’s communities, especially in the state’s most underserved and rural areas, Cal-MAP expands equitable access to high-quality, culturally attuned youth mental health care within lower-stigma, early-intervention focused primary care settings.

Connecting for Care

Access to child psychiatry has been a significant problem nationwide for years, as documented in the Surgeon General's report of 2000. Meanwhile, 1 in 5 youth experience a significant mental or behavioral health problem, and pediatric primary care providers are often at the front lines of initial screening, assessment, and the treatment of these disorders. (CDC 2018)

CAPP Connecting for Care (Video 02:30)


CAPP consultation helps to address Provider Burnout, so that you can keep your FQHC staff around, which is beneficial for everyone.  I think if there is a pressure to see volume, you get compassion fatigue.  You start feeling more unsure that you're actually making a difference, or how to really do that effectively.  Having resources and tools available increases your feeling of confidence and willingness to keep trying and not to just send everybody to the emergency room.  It makes you want to schedule that 2 week follow up appointment and squeeze them in.​”

Tamiko Kido MD

The CAPP program has been an absolute godsend. Advice has been on-point, clearly stated and given in a timely fashion. The return call from the psychiatrist is very quick and is always followed by a written consult note. One of my favorite parts of the service is that I am never made to feel ignorant or off-base in my thinking. Everyone has been so supportive. I have learned so much and my patients’ psychiatric care has dramatically improved.

Barbara Botelho, MD


We promote pediatric mental health and wellness through consultation, education, resource navigation and innovation throughout California's communities. ​


We are collaboratively transforming pediatric healthcare, in order to advance the health and emotional well-being for California's youth. ​


We value equity, inclusivity, diversity, partnership, inter-professionalism, prevention, and stigma-free access to care for all.