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What is Telehealth in the Behavioral health setting?

Benefits and challenges of telemedicine for mental health in Ohio

What is Telehealth in the Behavioral health setting?

To help with this, the Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Medicaid implemented emergency rules to expand access to behavioral health services using telehealth. By providing care remotely, clients can continue to receive care with phone calls or through interactive videoconferencing while following social distancing guidelines.

“Telehealth is creating new opportunities on how our services can be delivered,” said John Garrity, PhD, executive director at the Mental Health & Recovery Board which funds mental health & addiction treatment and prevention services.

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