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KSKidsMAP Pediatric Mental Health

About us

KSKidsMAP is a program for primary care physicians and clinicians in Kansas through a telehealth network. It is a partnership between the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.

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KSKidsMAP supports primary care physicians and clinicians’ treatment of children and adolescents with:

  • ADHD 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Behavioral problems
  • Poor school performance
  • Learning disabilities
  • And more

As a member of KSKidsMAP, you have access to a number of services we provide:

  • Support services through the toll-free Consultation Line
  • Mental health and community resources
  • Toolkits and best practices information
  • Case consultation
  • KSKidsMAP TeleECHO Clinic

Enroll in KSKidsMAP

Complete the enrollment form, attestation statements and digital signature to become a KSKidsMAP provider. After enrolling, you'll receive an email from us with more information.

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KSKidsMap Network

In Kansas, 99 out of 105 counties are designated as mental health professional shortage areas (HPSA), leaving 70% of Kansas children and adolescents with unmet mental health needs. Of the counties designated as HPSA, 23 out of 99 have primary care physicians to fill this gap. KSKidsMAP aims to create a community of physicians and clinicians from across Kansas coming together to share, learn and support each other in their treatment of children and adolescents with mental and behavior health concerns. As of September 2020, the KSKidsMAP Network has grown to 79 physicians from 43 of the 105 Kansas counties. View the interactive map for details.

Map of the state of Kansas with light blue dots demonstrating areas in the KSKidsMap Network

Services and Support

This program allows physicians and other clinicians in Kansas to connect with a social work care coordinator for referral information and mental health resources. The physician and/or clinician can also receive case consultation services from the Pediatric Mental Health Team, which includes a child and adolescent psychiatrist, a child and adolescent psychologist, and a pediatrician.

The KSKidsMAP Pediatric Mental Health Team can provide recommendations and education based on best practices to screen, assess, diagnose and treat children and adolescents who are presenting with behavioral challenges.

The KSKidsMAP Consultation Line is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays. Any contact received after hours will be returned within the next business day.

What is TeleECHO?

Through technology-supported mentoring and case-based learning, TeleECHO moves knowledge to the right place at the right time for the right outcomes. KSKidsMAP TeleECHO focuses on supporting the treatment of mental and behavioral health concerns in children and adolescents in a primary care setting. KSKidsMAP TeleECHO Clinic meets twice a month, every first and third Tuesday over the noon hour, for mentorship through case-based learning, clinical discussion and brief-focused didactics learning from each other's experiences to support knowledge in practice. KSKidsMAP TeleECHO Clinics is facilitated by the Pediatric Mental Health Team. Participation in TeleECHO clinic will provide opportunities for CMEs and continuing education.

Pediatric Mental Health Team

Rachel Brown, MBBS
Rachel Brown, MBBS
Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
KU School of Medicine-Wichita

Kari Harris, M.D.
Kari Harris, M.D.
Board Certified Pediatrician
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
KU School of Medicine-Wichita

Nicole Klaus, Ph.D.
Nicole Klaus, Ph.D.
Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychologist
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
KU School of Medicine-Wichita

Susanna Ciccolari Micaldi, M.D.
Susanna Ciccolari Micaldi, M.D.
Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychologist
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
KU School of Medicine-Wichita

Polly Freeman, LBSW MSW
Polly Freeman, LBSW MSW
KSKidsMap Care Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
KU School of Medicine-Wichita

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a part of an award totaling $2,134,666 with 20% financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Last modified: Jun 07, 2021
How to Enroll


  • Complete enrollment form, attestation statements, digital signature and submit
  • After completing the form, you will be a KSKidsMAP provider with access to services
  • You will receive an email from KSKidsMAP with more information on services


Contact our social work care coordinator at 1-800-332-6262 or email

KSKidsMap TeleECHO Clinic

Ongoing clinic sessions occur every first and third Tuesday at noon (Central Time).

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