Despite how common mental health concerns are, less than half of those with mental health concerns seek treatment, either because they choose not to or are unable to. Those who are not able often face barriers such as insurance, limited mental health providers and a disconnect between primary care and mental health services.
Telepsychiatry is a proven medium for increasing psychiatric capacity at single facilities and across entire systems. Through telepsychiatry, more people than ever can have access to mental health care. Investing in telehealth supports the goals and objectives of health plans, allows plans to meet regulatory demands and results in better overall health of members.