Prisoners with mental illnesses are especially vulnerable to the difficult conditions that exist in correctional facilities. Overcrowding also contributes to the lack of care available, and with a shortage of psychiatric clinicians in the workforce, inmates are even more likely to go without care. This only increases an inmate’s vulnerability and may further exacerbate a mental illness.
In order to address this disparity in care, innovaTel looks to provide services that fit into and enhance a correctional facility’s current psychiatric care offering.
Barriers to Mental Health Treatment in Correctional Facilities
In order to effectively address these barriers, some facilities have begun to incorporate telepsychiatry into their mental health care services. Telepsychiatry not only closes the gap in care but also opens up the possibility for inmates to see a clinician that has specialized training if necessary.
The Benefit of Incorporating Telepsychiatry
The innovaTel clinical team understands just how complicated and challenging correctional environments can be, which allows them to provide high-quality care that will ultimately benefit an inmate’s overall well-being.
If you are interested in learning more about innovaTel’s telepsychiatry services, you can visit our services page or contact us here.