Telepsychiatry in Illinois
Delivering psychiatric care to over 8 sites in the state of Illinois, 1DocWay helps care delivery sites expand psychiatric coverage in outpatient, inpatient and emergency room settings.
1DocWay has partnered with a psychiatric hospital in St. Louis, which helps deliver necessary treatment and a full continuum of care. Should patients need follow-on treatment in person (inpatient, partial hospitalization, etc), they can receive care at CenterPointe Hospital, a 150-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital with units dedicated to: adults, adolescents, children, geriatrics, substance abuse, and self-harm patients.
Emergency rooms at community hospitals and CAHs across the state are using telepsychiatry to rapidly assess, triage and help find placement for patients who are present in the ED with psychiatric and substance abuse crises. By providing 24/7 coverage to EDs in need of support, 1DocWay helps reduce hold times and costs for emergency room patients, and helps emergency room staff reduce stress, and increase efficiency and throughput.
Whether supplementing primary care clinics with mental health service lines, or adding to a bench of existing psychiatrists at a community mental health center, 1DocWay can help outpatient clinics in Illinois, reduce wait times to seeing a psychiatrist in the community, and foster collaboration between mental health practitioners and other caregivers for patients. Typical settings for outpatient services include:
- Primary care clinics
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Community mental health centers
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Rural health clinics
- Hospital outpatient departments
Community hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in Illinois work with psychiatrists through telemedicine to provide inpatient assessments and evaluations, including unit medical directorship, to manage psychiatric units when finding consistent inpatient coverage might prove difficult.