Project ECHO at Billings Clinic

About Billings Clinic Project ECHO

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)™ is a collaborative model of medical education and tele-mentoring that empowers clinicians in rural and remote settings to deliver medical care that is comparable to that delivered at major healthcare centers. Billings Clinic launched Montana’s only Project ECHO hub in March 2016. The hub, a multidisciplinary team at Billings Clinic, holds weekly clinical didactics and case review sessions for providers at rural ‘spoke’ sites. For more information about Billings Clinic Project ECHO, including how your clinic can join, please visit the project website or contact Kim Hart.
The Pediatric Mental Health teleECHO™ Clinics will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 12:00pm – 1:30pm. The PEDS ECHO clinical team:
  • Board certified child psychiatrist
  • Expert psychotherapist
  • Psychiatric pharmacist
  • Resource Specialist
The mission of the Pediatric Mental Health (PEDS) ECHO Clinic is to support the delivery of mental health services for children and adolescents by primary care clinicians.

Register and Contact

Billings Clinic Project ECHO is open to all clinicians. Register online on the Billings Clinic Project ECHO website. For questions about joining or the project, please contact Kim Hart, Program Coordinator for the MAPP-Net grant at Billings Clinic by phone 406-435-4556 or email khart@billingsclinic.org.

Case Presentations

Case-based discussions are a key component in the Project ECHO model and are critically important for knowledge building and sharing. We welcome cases that involve common clinical scenarios related to pediatric mental health care as well as difficult, complex or challenging presentations and patient management scenarios.
Case presentations must be submitted prior to a teleECHO clinic so that MAPP-Net staff has time to assure all patient protected health information (PHI) is removed so that cases remain deidentified. Submit case presentations online: MAPP-Net Project ECHO Pediatric Case Presentation Submission Form.

Upcoming Project ECHO Sessions

  • August 12, 2020: Substance Use Disorder: SBIRT; Presenter: Robert Sise, MD
  • August 26, 2020: How Montana's Culture Can Effect Treatment; Presenter: Ryan Tolleson Knee, PhD
  • September 9, 2020: Transgender 101, part 1 of 3; Presenter: Dr. Prewitt
  • September 23, 2020: Transgender: Referral Pathway, part 2 of 3; Presenter: Dr. Wood
  • October 14, 2020: Transgender: Risk Factor and Support, part 3 of 3; Presenters: Dr. Prewitt and Dr. Wood
  • October 28, 2020: Childhood Trauma; Mariela Herrera, MD
  • November 11, 2020: Topic TBD
  • November 25, 2020: Holiday—No Clinic
  • December 9, 2020: Topic TBD
  • December 23, 2020: Holiday—No Clinic
View past sessions in the Project ECHO Archive

Authors & Reviewers

Initial publication: July 2018; last update/revision: December 2019
Current Authors and Reviewers:
Author: MAPP-Net Grant Staff