TELEPSYCHIATRY IN ARIZONA
|Additional Telemed Reimbursement
|Iris Partnered in Arizona
The Grand Canyon State is a beautiful state to live, explore, and practice telepsychiatry! Telepsychiatry allows rural and under-served areas of Arizona to have access to quality mental health care, which can truly impact the mental health of the state.
This practice is widely accepted and utilized throughout Arizona. The rules and regulations concerning telemedicine in Arizona are generally permissive. The University of Arizona is a leader in telemedicine and has been one of the great pioneers of the field. The Arizona Telemedicine Program is a wonderful asset to helping telemedicine be successfully implemented throughout the state of Arizona. The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC) is the regional group that helps support the utilization of telemedicine in Arizona. Iris is a proud member of SWTRC and they have been a great partner to have in providing telepsychiatry care throughout the state.
Based on our research, Iris gives Arizona an A-rating for being an excellent state for utilizing telepsychiatry services. Great job, Arizona!
THE STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH:
One in five Arizonans will experience a mental health concern at some point this year – that means nearly 1.5 million people will need medical attention for their mental health. In Arizona, 83.3 percent of the youth population in need receives insufficient treatment for depression. Many hospitals, mental health centers, and other healthcare offices are struggling to provide enough quality care to patients seeking mental health help.
There is a severe shortage of psychiatrists nationwide, and Arizona is no exception to that. For every 100,000 children in Arizona, there are only 9 psychiatrists. In rural areas that lack easy access to quality healthcare, this shortage is even more pronounced. Because of this, many who need mental healthcare don’t get it. That’s where we come in.