California Telepsychiatry Service Providers

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

Get Started with California Telepsychiatry Services from innovaTel

If you are interested in learning more about our telepsychiatry services and how we can help increase access to care for your patients, we encourage you to contact us today. Our expert team can provide resources and show you how an innovaTel partnership can benefit your California facility.

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Bridging the Gap in California with Telepsychiatry

The state of California is experiencing a shortage of mental and behavioral health clinicians, and health care organizations are unable to meet patient demands. To bridge the gap in care, many facilities have adopted the use of telepsychiatry.

Telepsychiatry is the process by which clinicians provide mental and behavioral health care remotely through HIPAA-compliant video conferencing technology. Treatment via telepsychiatry may include medication management, counseling, psychiatric evaluations, consultations, and other services. Patients can access care remotely from licensed psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and clinical social workers, and health care providers can offer expanded access to specialized psychiatric services to their patients.

Telepsychiatry is used in a variety of settings and is equivalent to in-person care regarding patient satisfaction, quality of care, diagnostic accuracy, and effectiveness, making this service model a viable solution for your California health care facility.

California 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, California ranks 19 overall based on 15 adult and youth measures. The data further reveals that California ranks 16 in prevalence of mental illness and 31 in access to care, indicating the state has relatively high rates of mental illness and low rates of care access in the United States.

Additionally, research from the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry shows that there are only 15 child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAPs) per 100,000 children below the age of 18 in California, which means there are only 1,358 CAPs serving the state’s 9,022,000+ children.

The discrepancy between the number of patients seeking mental and behavioral health care and the number of available clinicians in California is concerning and leads to higher wait times or a lack of service opportunities for patients. Learn how a partnership with innovaTel can significantly decrease your patient wait times and help more patients by clicking here.

State Eligibility for Medicaid in California

Parameters for Medicaid eligibility differ by state. To learn more about California Medicaid reimbursement for telehealth, visit the Center for Connected Health Policy.

Implementing Telepsychiatry in California

Establishing a new telepsychiatry program can be challenging—which is why health care facilities partner with innovaTel. Our match making process ensures top-notch, highly qualified psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and clinical social workers become an integrated, active, member of your treatment team.

We want your facility to feel confident implementing a successful telepsychiatry program, which is why we offer comprehensive onboarding and ongoing IT and clinical support to all of our partners. With more than 30 years of behavioral healthcare experience, our team has a deep understanding of the unique challenges that California mental health clinics face, and mission is to improve access to psychiatric care. Because improved access improves outcomes.

To learn more about the services innovaTel provides, visit our services page.

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What Our California 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 California 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 California 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