Telepsychiatry for Correctional Settings

correctional facilityTelepsychiatry within a correctional setting provides timely psychiatric care and evaluation while reducing transportation and supervision costs. With crisis telepsychiatry, correctional facilities have 24-hour access to psychiatric treatment within 1 hour of a request.  Telepsychiatry allows facilities to be prepared for psychiatric crisis and address issues on site in a secure and familiar environment. With telepsychiatry services, appropriate medication management and routine care reduce the potential of escalation and psychiatric emergencies. Telepsychiatry represents access to corrections-specific psychiatrists who are sensitive to the nuances of treating offenders while maintaining adherence to a strict formulary.