As the U.S. faces a shortage of mental health providers, accessing clinicians can be especially challenging for correctional facilities. Prisons are often located in remote areas, and many clinicians are intimidated about working on-site. For these facilities, telepsychiatry can help to attract high-quality providers by enabling clinicians to work with patients from anywhere.
For one provider of healthcare solutions to the corrections industry, embracing the latest technology has been key to delivering exceptional services. When one of its clients, a large Midwestern department of corrections (DOC), faced a growing need for mental health professionals, the organization recognized the opportunity to use telehealth to fill positions faster while maintaining rigorous care standards. To help meet its ambitious staffing goals for the DOC, the provider sought out an experienced telepsychiatry service partner.
In this case study, learn how this correctional healthcare system is meeting the DOC’s mental health service needs with a reliable group of highly qualified providers.