Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC)
Delays in accessing psychiatric services occur in all clinical settings, but particularly in CMHCs. According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, the most extended delays in outpatient care occur in publicly-funded community behavioral health centers.
Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans have become eligible for mental health coverage, but without a corresponding increase in the number of physicians and psychiatrists available. This has made providing psychiatric care more challenging than ever before.
In fact, federal health authorities have designated about 4,000 areas in the U.S. as having a critical shortage of mental health professionals. In these areas, there are more than 30,000 people per psychiatrist.
Telepsychiatry Meets Your Critical Service Need
Telepsychiatry enables psychiatric professionals to serve patients in regions of need across the country. Not only are they able to provide virtual behavioral health services directly to patients within the CMHC, but they are able to help individuals with limited mobility or those living in remote locations.
With telepsychiatry, your CMHC is matched with a provider who specializes in precisely what your patients need. Our goal is to facilitate the placement of highly qualified telepsychiatric providers who will be an asset to your clinical team. Our providers will be licensed to work in your state as required and are HIPAA compliant.
Providers who are available to work with your CMHC include:
- Adult Psychiatrists
- Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists
- Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
- Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists
Telemed Service and Support for CMHCs
Over the years, FasPsych has worked with hundreds of CMHCs to develop comprehensive, low-cost behavioral health solutions to meet their patient needs. When you partner with FasPsych, you can count on our team to:
- Provide reliable virtual access to qualified psychiatrists and APRNs that will augment your on-site services.
- Work with you to develop a schedule based on the number of provider hours needed.
- Ensure our prescribing providers are able to work within your electronic medical records and use your e-prescribing application.
Let FasPysch help you provide the behavioral health services your patients need. Contact us now to get started.