Providing holistic care for an ever-increasing number of patients is a major challenge for many CHCs and FQHCs. That challenge is further complicated by a lack of quality providers and burnout among physicians.
COVID-19 ensured CHCs and FQHCs could utilize telepsychiatry as an option to address these challenges in 2020. But, as we’re adjusting to a new normal where virtual care options are expected and not just “nice to have,” it’s time to make sure you’ve incorporated a formal, sustainable telepsychiatry program into your organization.
To make that work a little easier, we put together this whitepaper to guide you through the process. In it, we address:
- Why you should prioritize telepsychiatry
- What you should consider in your needs assessment
- What questions you should ask your telepsychiatry vendor
- What logistics you should keep in mind to streamline program implementation
Whether you’re revamping your existing program or building one from the ground up, the process can be intimidating. However, there is no need to reinvent the wheel; this guide will help you understand how other CHCs and FQHCs have successfully built sustainable telepsychiatry programs to serve their communities in more holistic ways.