Alaska Telepsychiatry Service Providers

Telepsychiatry partnerships that improve access to exceptional psychiatric care in Alaska.

Interested in Telepsychiatry for Your Alaska Healthcare Facility? Get in Touch!

At innovaTel, we focus on providing long-term solutions for healthcare facilities seeking highly qualified mental health providers. Through our unique and proven matchmaking process, we will work with you to identify your needs, and you will have the option to interview and select the provider who best aligns with your internal teams. We’re proud to have a high provider retention rate.

If your Alaska hospital or healthcare organization is interested in partnering with a telepsychiatry provider dedicated to providing long-term solutions to care, contact us today. We will schedule a meeting to learn more about your needs, match you with an experienced behavioral health clinician, and guide you through the process of providing telepsychiatry solutions to your patients.

Get Started with Alaska Telepsychiatry Services from innovaTel

Interested in learning more about telepsychiatry and how you or your treatment facility can be a part of the solution in closing Alaska’s gaps in mental and behavioral healthcare? We encourage you to contact us today. Our expert team will tell you more about the services we provide and show you how an innovaTel partnership can benefit your Alaska healthcare facility.

Are you looking to pursue a career in telepsychiatry? Check out our careers page.

Bridging the Care Gap in Alaska with Telepsychiatry

Like many states across the country, Alaska is experiencing an extreme shortage of mental and behavioral health clinicians. Due to the lack of access to mental health clinicians, healthcare organizations are often unable to meet patient demand. To bridge this gap in care, many ALaska facilities have adopted the use of telepsychiatry.

Telepsychiatry is a care model in which clinicians provide mental and behavioral healthcare remotely through HIPAA-compliant video conferencing technology. Treatment via telepsychiatry can include a range of services, such as psychiatric evaluations, consultation services, medication management, and counseling services. Patients can access care remotely from licensed psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and licensed clinical social workers in a variety of settings. Additionally, healthcare organizations and health systems benefit from the opportunity to offer expanded access to psychiatric services to the patients they serve.

Telepsychiatry is equivalent to in-person care in diagnostic accuracy, effectiveness, quality of care, and patient satisfaction, making it a viable solution for your Alaska healthcare facility.

Alaska Mental Health Statistics

According to Mental Health America, which compares access to care and the prevalence of mental illness among all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 15 adult and youth measures, Alaska ranks 34th overall (out of 51). The state also ranks 34th in prevalence of mental illness and 28th in access to care. These scores indicate that Alaska has high rates of mental illness and low rates of care.

Additionally, data from the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry reveals that there are only 16 child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAPs) per 100,000 children below the age of 18 in Alaska—only 29 CAPs are available to serve the state’s 179,300+ children.

The discrepancy between the number of individuals seeking mental and behavioral healthcare and the number of services and clinicians available in Alaska is a significant barrier, leading to higher wait times and a lack of specialty treatment for patients. Unfortunately, due to wait times and availability, many patients will go without care.

State Eligibility for Medicaid in Alaska

Medicaid eligibility parameters vary by state. Visit the Center for Connected Health Policy to learn more about Medicaid reimbursement for telehealth and telepsychiatry services in Alaska.

Implementing Telepsychiatry in Alaska

Establishing a new telepsychiatry program can be challenging—which is why many healthcare facilities partner with innovaTel. We ensure the top-notch, highly qualified psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and licensed clinical social workers you select become an active, long-term member of your team.

We want your facility to feel confident in establishing a successful telepsychiatry program, so we offer a comprehensive onboarding and implementation process to all our partners. Our telepsychiatry experts have a deep understanding of the unique challenges that Alaska medical and behavioral health clinics face, and throughout the duration of our partnership, the innovaTel team is dedicated to providing continued support.

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What Our Alaska Partners Say About innovaTel

“As a result of our hybrid approach to care, we have seen a notable reduction in no-shows. If a patient prefers to receive care at home, we arrange for that. However, that option is not clinically appropriate for every patient, so the hybrid model allows us to see patients in-person, too. We believe patient choice is the future.”

Walt Hill, CEO High Plains Mental Health Center

What Our Alaska Partners Say About innovaTel

"They hire exemplary staff. Our client feedback about John has been wonderful. When we started this endeavor a few years back we worried about client reaction and engagement and it has gone very well. Working with innovaTel has far exceeded our expectations."

Lisa M. Southern, LMLP, LCP Compass Behavioral Health Executive Director

What Our Alaska Partners Say About innovaTel

“I have been using telepsychiatry exclusively since 2010 as my only care modality. I have seen every possible diagnosis and every age group and have never had to exclude a patient from this opportunity to receive care. With appropriate protocols in place, anyone can safely utilize telepsychiatry.”

Dr. Liberty Eberly, Chief Medical Officer, innovaTel Telepsychiatry