Washington Telepsychiatry Service Providers

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

Get Started with Washington Telepsychiatry Services from innovaTel

If you’re interested in learning more about telepsychiatry and how you or your treatment facility can be a part of the solution in closing Washington’s gaps in care, we encourage you to contact one of our experts today.

To learn more about the services we provide in Washington and how an innovaTel partnership can benefit your facility, contact us at info@innovaTel.com.

If you are looking for a career in telepsychiatry, check out our careers page.

Bridging the Gap in Washington with Telepsychiatry

The state of Washington, just like many other states across the country, is experiencing a shortage of mental health clinicians. While action has been taken to incentivize entering the behavioral health field, this, unfortunately, is not enough to meet patient demand. This is why the facilities have adopted the use of telepsychiatry to bridge gaps in care.

Telepsychiatry is the process of providing mental health care remotely through HIPAA-compliant video conferencing technology. Treatment via telepsychiatry can involve a range of services such as psychiatric evaluations, counseling, medication management, and consultation services just to name a few.

Telepsychiatry is equivalent to in-person care in diagnostic accuracy, effectiveness, quality of care and patient satisfaction and is used in a variety of settings; making it a viable solution for your Washington mental health care facility.

Mental Health Statistics for Washington

According to Mental Health America, the state of Washington ranks 30 overall for the prevalence of mental illness. Mental Health America uses a scale of 15 measures to rank the states for the general prevalence of mental health conditions and access to care. The state of Washington’s ranking of 30 indicates a higher prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to care.

To put this ranking in perspective, according to data collected by the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry, in Washington there are only 10 CAPs (child and adolescent psychiatric services) per 100,000 children below the age of 18. With such discrepancy between the number of individuals that are in need of care versus the number of services/clinicians available, wait times will be higher and many will go without treatment.

Washington Telepsychiatry Reimbursement and State Regulations

Each state has its own laws and regulations when it comes to the use of telemedicine. Understanding the finer points of these laws and regulations can be difficult which is why a partner like innovaTel is key when implementing a successful telepsychiatry program.

State Eligibility for Medicaid in Washington

Similarly to each state having its own regulations and laws, the Medicaid eligibility parameters also differ. To learn more about Washington Medicaid Reimbursement in regard to telehealth, visit the Center for Connected Health Policy.

Implementing Telepsychiatry in Washington

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 of our partners. Our telepsychiatry experts understand the challenges that Washington clinics face, which is why we take the time necessary to provide onboarding and continued support throughout the duration of your contract.

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What Our Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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