The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services telehealth project supports Regional Psychiatric Hospitals (RPHs) and community providers working together to benefit patient care. The intent of telehealth is to connect patients with their community provider for treatment and discharge planning purposes. Offering treatment through video conference connection allows patients in our hospital system to become familiar with their community provider and can promote continuity of care. For community providers, it is a cost-effective method for staff to participate in treatment discussions and planning for their clients. Telehealth can promote involvement of family members and others who can support the individual's recovery.
Benefits of telehealth