For patients located outside of Pittsburgh who are in need of psychiatric care, UPMC's Telepsychiatric Program brings world-class psychiatrists to their neighborhoods.
In partnership with the Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, a mental health managed care organization for Pennsylvanians who receive Medical Assistance, UPMC's Telepsychiatric Program provide:
Patients face many barriers to receiving psychiatric treatment. These barriers can become insurmountable if they need to travel out of their county to receive care.
The UPMC Outpatient Telepsychiatric Program seeks to minimize these time and travel barriers by bringing psychiatric care to the communities in which patients live.
Using videoconferencing, patients can:
UPMC’s psychiatrists provide inpatient consultation liaison services to hospitals that aren't able to staff psychiatrists.
Telepsychiatry allows mental health professionals at regional hospitals to:
UPMC psychiatrists also use videoconferencing to treat patients, eliminating the need for hospitals to employ a psychiatrist in-house.
The Office of Education and Regional Programming at the University of Pittsburgh offers mental health professionals: