Could TELEHEALTH Reduce Barriers To Mental Health Services & Primary Care In Rural Communities?
Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions.
Telehealth Solutions for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
"Utilizing Telehealth technologies to access care addresses provider shortages, transportation challenges, and reduces the over-all social stigma often associated with seeking treatment at a mental health facility located in a rural community, where everyone knows everyone, and a person's anonymity can not always be protected," says Susan Wagenaar, founder of Colusa County Recovery, an online recovery, wellness, and advocacy, volunteer-driven, community-based organization.
"Having access to community-based TELEHEALTH CARE-CENTERS will decrease care gaps, health inequities, and privacy barriers; while broadly advancing telehealth, including primary care, mental health, and substance use recovery services, here in Colusa County, and in other communities" reports Wagenaar. "This is a 'major' win-win situation. Telehealth is a game changer for our community."
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Click on the link provided below to learn more about Telehealth Care Centers within Colusa County, offered through PneumaCare in association with the Ministerial Association of Colusa County.