Child and Family Assistance Center (CAFAC)

Mission and Vision

Provide comprehensive evaluations and consultations for children and adolescents who exhibit a wide variety of behavioral and psychiatric challenges. Goal is to provide the most clinically effective and least restrictive level of care to our patients.

Hours and Location

Contact Us Clinic Hours
Main: (254) 286-7079
Fax: (254) 286-7629
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Address TRIAGE Hours (Parents Only)
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
36000 Darnall Loop
5 West (5W), 5th Floor
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.


Eligible patients

Services are available for children and adolescents (infant to 17 years with some exceptions) of active-duty and retired service members who are enrolled in DEERS and are TRICARE-eligible.

Referrals may come from various clinics, schools, legal systems and walk-ins are welcome. Triage (Parents Only): Child and Family Assistance Center (CAFAC) performs a screening and classification to determine the priority of need for psychiatric care. A Triage Counselor performs a brief assessment/consultation of the problem and provides any additional paperwork or forms as needed. The Triage Counselor provides an appointment with a clinician for a comprehensive Psychosocial Assessment and more definitive treatment recommendations.

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Services Include:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychosocial Evaluations and Testing
  • Inpatient Admission Referrals
  • Medication Assessments
  • Short Term Treatment
  • Referrals to the network as necessary
  • Support & Education Groups
    • Pre-Adolescent Group (10-13 y/o)
    • Adolescent Group (14-17 y/o)
    • Anger Management Group (Children 6-9 y/o)

Psychiatric emergencies for children and adolescents after hours, on weekend & holidays are available through:

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Emergency Department: 288-8114/8113
  • Metroplex Hospital: 254-628-1000
  • Cedar Crest Hospital: 254-939-2100

Additional Resources:

MilitaryParenting.orgoffsite link in new window is a new online course for Service Members and Veterans, developed by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, that provides military parents with the tools they need to strengthen their existing parenting skills and reconnect with their families. Many of the techniques in the course are specifically tailored to address the unique challenges of military life.

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