Our Mission

To be the nation’s leading provider of quality Telehealth behavioral services to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

We accomplish this by becoming the employer of choice for behavioral health professionals, by providing state of the art technology solutions to support access to care, and by partnering with our customers to constantly educate residents, facility staff, and families throughout the treatment process.

The result is consistent access to world-class clinicians that can improve quality of life.

What is Telehealth?

Telehealth is the simple and affordable way to give patients access to mental health care providers – especially in underserved or rural locations. The service utilizes state of the art technology to help streamline diagnostic evaluations and design custom treatment plans personalized according to each patient’s needs. Here at MediTelecare™ , that means working with patients via video conferencing – a technology that was not possible in previous years.
Telehealth is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as the American Psychological Association (APA). Currently, CMS provides third-party reimbursement for qualified telehealth services, and the APA has recognized the benefits of these services for people in skilled nursing facilities who are unable to visit a provider in person due to physical or location-related limitations.
Telehealth for Mental Health Care
MediTelecare™ specializes in bringing psychological and psychiatric care to patients in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. We have made it our goal to both reduce the number of psychotropic medications administered in these facilities while improving behavioral health and long term patient outcomes.
Telehealth services require little more than an internet connection and a web camera. Patients will be face-to-face with a provider, receiving the same level of care they would in an office setting. The process is streamlined, HIPAA compliant, and easy for administrators and direct care providers to learn and facilitate.
Contact our office for more information about implementing telehealth psychology and psychiatry at your facility.

The Growing Need

Lack of Access to Specialists in Rural America
Rural mental health providers are scarce. Recognizing that this must change, the Center for Rural Affairs identifies mental health services as one of the top health reform issues for rural America. Unfortunately, despite the substantive calling for mental health services in rural areas, many barriers prevent rural Americans from receiving the care they need. These barriers revolve around issues of availability and accessibility. In many rural communities, mental health services are simply not available. In fact, more than 85 percent of the 1,669 federally designated mental health professional shortage areas are rural. And only in rural America did the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health find entire counties with no practicing psychiatrists, psychologists, or social workers.
Nearly half of the American population is affected by a mental disorder at some time in their lives. Yet the misconceptions, myths, and cultural taboos associated with mental illness may be some of the most significant barriers that keep people with mental disorders from seeking and receiving treatment in rural areas.
This is Our Philosophy of Care.
Our approach is proactive. We see individuals on a frequent and consistent basis, decreasing the need for emergency situations.
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