Month: July 2021

Increasing Access to Mental Health Care with Mobile Response Units

Mental health crises, like any physical health crisis, can be devastating for patients and families. Sadly, the US consistently falls short when it comes to caring for mental health patients. Mental health emergencies require expert care, but often these situations are being handled by police instead of medical professionals. Mobile medical rapid response teams were […]

Continued Access to Telepsychiatry is Essential to Our Nation’s Health

Telepsychiatry and telehealth provided an essential service to patients and providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a safe way to deliver and receive care during a time when many hospitals and clinics were canceling in-person visits. This method of care delivery was quickly embraced. Nearly half of Medicare patients reported having a telehealth visit in […]