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NH Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics
(NH MCAP) Program

MCAP logoBehavioral or mental health disorders in New Hampshire's pediatric population is high compared to national averages. The National Survey of Children's Health showed that among NH children ages 2-17, 12.6% have one or more emotional, behavioral, or developmental conditions, and of those children nearly half received mental health treatment or counseling within the past year.

Group of kids on a beachThe goals of the NH Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics (NH MCAP) program are to:

  • Train, educate, and support NH's health care providers to identify and care for children with mental health conditions;
  • Enable front-line health providers to receive provider teleconsultation services about the identification and treatment of children with a mental health condition;
  • Enhance delivery of services through the creation of a referral directory of all pediatric mental/behavioral health services and supports.

Girl with painted face and handsIf you are a NH pediatric primary care provider and are interested in learning more about how the NH MCAP can support your work, please contact:
(603) 271-4536




This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $445,000 with 20% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit

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