When it comes to mental health, timely treatment is key to a positive outcome. Unfortunately, there is a critical shortage of psychiatrists, especially in rural America. UBHS Inc, leads the way in delivering psychiatric care when and where it is needed.
More than half of U.S. counties have no mental health professionals, and even in larger cities, staffing shortages or access to specialists creates a wide care gap. Patients often have to wait months for psychiatric treatment.
The American Psychiatric Association’s position is clear, “The use of video-based telepsychiatry helps meet patients’ needs for convenient, affordable and readily-accessible mental health services.” The APA also cites growing evidence of patient benefits, “It shows telepsychiatry leading to improved outcomes and higher patient satisfaction ratings, policy makers, payers and providers are increasingly considering ways to implement and use telepsychiatry.”
That’s why UBHS is committed to providing hospitals, nursing homes and other care and community facilities, with access to cost-effective, quality care through telepsychiatry. We continue to expand our roster of providers and to grow our offerings to include psychotherapy services.