Telemedicine is a game changer for mental health services. This emerging telehealth technology offers big opportunities for mental health providers. Find out how you can expand your availability and reach – regardless of geography – making it easier to provide quality, consistent care to your patients.
Rising healthcare costs, government-mandated access to healthcare, and a shortage of mental health professionals are driving demand for telemedicine. As a result, current trends suggest that virtual home visits will be routine in a few short years.
As a behavioral health professional, you know that mental health conditions are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. The stats are worth repeating. Nearly 1 in 5 American adults – about 43 million – face a mental illness each year. Yet, there’s only one mental health provider for every 566 people in the country, according to a report from Mental Health America.