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What is IMPACTT-NC?

IMPACTT-NC (Improving Adolescent Child health Through Telepsychiatry in NC) provides mental health care virtually in certain schools throughout North Carolina. The team is made up of therapists and psychiatrists. Students conveniently connect to telehealth sessions from school while their caregivers can join remotely via phone or internet-connected devices. The typical length of treatment is 2-6 months at which time the team will make community referrals for continued care as needed.

How can IMPACTT-NC help?

IMPACTT-NC provides virtual, short-term therapy and/or psychiatric medications for children seeking a range of mental health services for any of the following:

  • Sadness, or feeling down or low
  • Less motivation to do fun things
  • Withdrawing from or avoiding social interactions
  • Significant changes in mood, behavior, or personality
  • Thoughts of suicide or hurting oneself*
  • Outbursts or irritability
  • Extreme worrying
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Significant difficulty concentrating or staying still
  • Frequent headaches or stomach aches
  • Changes in academic performance
  • Avoiding or missing school
  • Difficulty completing daily tasks

*For immediate needs please call 911 as IMPACTT-NC does not offer crisis response services.

 

*The IMPACTT-NC program does not provide disability determinations, custody evaluations, court-ordered or other forensic assessments. 

To refer:

  • Please call 984-974-1619 and leave information on the confidential voicemail
  • Medical providers using Epic can refer by selecting “Ambulatory Referral to Pediatric Psychiatry,” department “UNC PSYCHIATRY IMPACTT VIRTUAL CHAPEL HILL” [1070011001403].

What do services cost?

Insurances are billed and copays/deductibles apply. IMPACTT-NC accepts Medicaid and is in network with most major insurance types. Caregivers are encouraged to check benefits before a visit as coverage may vary. If you are concerned about affording the program, please contact IMPACTT-NC for more information about UNC Health’s Financial Assistance Program as this may help offset costs for those who are eligible.

 

How do students receive services?

IMPACTT-NC is currently offering services at two pilot sites in North Carolina. In general, caregivers, school staff and faculty, community service providers, or the student can call IMPACTT-NC at 984-974-1619 or medical providers using EPIC can follow the instructions to the right. A staff member will contact that caregiver for a 10-15 minute screening call to determine if IMPACTT-NC is a good fit for the student or recommend a referral to another program. Interpreter services are available.

 

Where is IMPACTT-NC currently offering services?

IMPACTT-NC is currently offering services at:

  • The four high schools in Rockingham County in partnership with UNC Health- Rockingham’s school-based health centers
  • Rose Hill Magnolia Elementary School, Duplin County

 

My school district is interested in becoming a pilot site, who do I contact?

For more information about IMPACTT-NC, including interests in becoming a pilot site, please contact Charissa Gray, Program Director at charissa_gray@med.unc.edu.

 

IMPACTT-NC is funded by a gift from the SECU Foundation.