Texas Telepsychiatry Service Providers

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

Get Started with Texas Telepsychiatry Services from innovaTel

If you are interested in learning more about telepsychiatry and how you or your treatment facility can be a part of the solution in closing Texas’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 Texas facility.

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Bridging the Care Gap in Texas with Telepsychiatry

The state of Texas, like many states across the United States, is experiencing a shortage of mental and behavioral health clinicians. Due to this shortage, 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 a care model in which clinicians provide mental and behavioral health care remotely through HIPAA-compliant video conferencing technology. Treatment via telepsychiatry may include a range of services, such as medication management, counseling, psychiatric evaluations, consultations, and other services. Patients can access care remotely from licensed psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and clinical social workers in a variety of settings, and health care providers benefit from the opportunity to offer expanded access to specialized psychiatric services to the patients they serve.

Telepsychiatry 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 Texas health care facility.

Texas 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, Texas ranks 46 overall based on 15 adult and youth measures. The data further reveals that Texas ranks 51 in access to care, indicating that the state has the lowest rates of care access in the United States.

Additionally, research from the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry shows that there are only 10 child and adolescent psychiatrists (CAPs) per 100,000 children below the age of 18 in Texas, which means there are only 745 CAPs serving the state’s 7,338,000+ children.

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

State Eligibility for Medicaid in Texas

Medicaid eligibility parameters vary by state. To learn more about Texas Medicaid reimbursement for telehealth and telepsychiatry services, visit the Center for Connected Health Policy.

Implementing Telepsychiatry in Texas

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 Texas medical clinics face, and throughout the duration of your contract, our team will be dedicated to providing you continued support.

Establishing a new telepsychiatry program can be challenging—which is why many health care facilities partner with innovaTel. We will handle recruitment for you and ensure the top-notch, highly qualified psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and clinical social workers you hire become an active part of your care team.

Interested in Telepsychiatry for Your Texas Hospital or Health System? Get in Touch!

At innovaTel, we focus on providing long-term solutions for hospitals and health systems seeking highly qualified providers. Through our unique and proven matchmaking process, we will work with you to identify your needs, find a provider that aligns best with your internal teams, and assist you in scheduling that provider for patient care. We’re proud to have a high provider retention rate.

If your hospital or health care 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, match you with an experienced behavioral health professional, and guide you through the process of providing telepsychiatry solutions to your patients.

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What Our Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas 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