Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Cherokee Health Systems have collaborated to create a program to serve children who are at-risk for or in state custody. The State of Tennessee has designated our program a Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody and our services extend to 16 East Tennessee counties.

The COE provides consultation for children with complex medical, behavioral, psychological, and psychiatric problems. Services include: case triage (brief phone consult), monthly case review (on-site, brief records review with recommendations), comprehensive consultation (full records review, meeting with key players in the case, report and recommendations), psychological or psychiatric evaluations, limited medication management, and medication gap filling.

To make a COE referral, contact your DCS Well-Being Unit psychologist. The DCS psychologist will triage the case by discussing the issues, concerns, and problems to determine if other interventions or referrals are indicated and/or what type of COE service to request. If the referral is deemed appropriate, please click the Referral Form link and complete the requested information. A confirmation email will be sent to you, the Well-Being Unit psychologist, and the COE.

Tennessee's Center
of Excellence Locations:

UT Graduate School of Medicine and Cherokee Health Systems, Knoxville

Southeast, Chattanooga

Vanderbilt University, Nashville

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City

 

The UT-CHS COE serves the following Tennessee counties:

Anderson
Blount
Campbell
Claiborne
Cocke
Grainger
Hamblen
Jefferson
Knox
Loudon
Monroe
Morgan
Roane
Scott
Sevier
Union


This project is funded under an agreement with the state of Tennessee