Sto-Rox Family Health Center Launches New Telepsychiatry Program

McKees Rocks, PA – Sto-Rox Family Health Center is launching a new telepsychiatry program in March 2019. InSight Telepsychiatry will bring 16 hours a week of scheduled adult psychiatry services.

Telepsychiatry is the delivery of psychiatry through real-time videoconferencing. It is proven to be an effective form of care delivery and a convenient, cost-effective way to safely expand psychiatric support without the challenge of staffing an in-person psychiatry provider.

The telepsychiatry program is launched in partnership with InSight, a national telepsychiatry service provider organization. The program is also partly funded by the AIMS Grant which provides technical assistance funding. The services provided to Sto-Rox Family Health Center will include  the same services someone would receive in-person, with the goal of treating the behavioral health needs of adolescents and adults so that they can achieve their potential through a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Sto-Rox Telepsychiatry Room

“Our team at Sto-Rox is excited to provide telepsychiatry to additionally help our neighborhood and the patients we are honored to serve, while simultaneously taking a step forward to embrace the future of healthcare delivery,” says Dr. John Barczynski, CEO of Sto-Rox Family Health Center. “As we adjust to changing times, we remain committed to our unchanging mission.”

Increased access to mental health services is growing need as 57.7 million – one-in-four – people live with mental illness of some sort across the country. The new telepsychiatry program will bring additional access to mental health services to the McKees Rocks community and surrounding areas.

 

 

About Sto-Rox Family Health Center

Sto-Rox Family Health Center‘s staff includes a psychiatrist and licensed clinical social worker. Our services include Diagnosis and Follow-Up, Anxiety, Depression, Grief Support, Healthy Lifestyle Choices, such as those needed to manage chronic conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure, and Stress Management. More information can be found at http://www.storoxfqhc.org/behavioral-health/

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