Illinois Telepsychiatry Service Providers

Telepsychiatry partnerships that expand access to exceptional psychiatric care in Illinois.

Get Started with Illinois 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 Illinois’s gaps in mental and behavioral health care? 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 Illinois health care facility.

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Bridging the Care Gap in Illinois with Telepsychiatry

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

Telepsychiatry is a care model in which clinicians provide mental health care 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, health care 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 Illinois mental health care facility.

Illinois 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, Illinois ranks 9th. The data further reveals that Illinois ranks 31st in prevalence of mental illness, indicating the state has relatively high rates of mental illness, and 3rd in access to care.

Additionally, research from the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry shows that there are only 12 child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAPs) per 100,000 children below the age of 18 in Illinois, which means there are only 344 CAPs serving the state’s 2,891,000+ children.

The discrepancy between the number of patients seeking mental and behavioral health care and the number of available clinicians in Illinois is concerning and leads to higher wait times and a lack of appointments for patients. Unfortunately, due to long wait times and the lack of clinician availability, many patients may go without treatment.

State Eligibility for Medicaid in Illinois

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 Illinois.

Implementing Telepsychiatry in Illinois

Establishing a new telepsychiatry program can be challenging—which is why many health care 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, which is why we offer a comprehensive onboarding and implementation process to all our partners. Our telepsychiatry experts have a deep understanding of the unique challenges that Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois 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

Interested in Telepsychiatry for Your Illinois Hospital or Health System? 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 Illinois 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.