How to Establish a Successful Hospital-Based Telepsychiatry Program

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Telepsychiatry is becoming more widely adopted and used across the country in hospital emergency departments, psychiatric crisis centers, inpatient units, correctional facilities and other organizations that require as-needed psychiatric assessments and care. On-demand telepsychiatry services are generally one-time encounters focused on determining the appropriate disposition and plan for an individual in psychiatric crisis.

Under this service model, trained and experienced telepsychiatry clinicians collaborate with onsite resources to augment and enhance the existing system of care, so that individuals can move on to appropriate next levels of care quickly.

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