Alaska’s Free Pediatric Telepsychiatry Consultation Program
The Partnership Access Line – Pediatric Alaska (PAL-PAK) offers immediate support to pediatric care providers (doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants) in Alaska who have questions about child and adolescent mental healthcare, such as diagnostic clarification, medication adjustment or treatment planning.
PAL-PAK is available to any prescriber caring for children or teens in Alaska. The consultation service is administered by the PAL team at Seattle Children’s Hospital and is state and grant funded, so there is no charge for calling the consultation line. Providers may call about any patient, regardless of the patient’s insurance type.
Consultations can be patient specific or can be general questions related to child psychiatry. The phone consultation is covered by HIPAA, section 45 CFR 164.506; no additional release of patient information is required to consult by phone.
Call 855-599-7257 (toll-free) Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alaska time, to be directly connected to a child and adolescent psychiatrist.
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For more information, and to access additional resources, please visit the Seattle Children’s Hospital PAL-PAK Page.
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