Why choose us? Why now?
Reduced Boarding Costs
Growing service gaps in mental health, decreased psychiatric inpatient beds, increased volume of psychiatric patients at ED settings, and defensive medicine practices by non-behavioral health clinicians all lead to marked increases in unnecessary boarding.
Improved Patient Outcomes
With improved throughput in the evaluation process, conducted by competent and specialized behavioral health doctors, patients are seen more quickly, evaluated competently, and referred to the proper level of care. This leads to improved clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Improved Staff Focus
When psychiatric patients are evaluated by specialized, competent clinicians, hospital and ED staff can refocus back to their primary mission of treating physical medical problems. This leads to improved patient care, decreased staff burnout, and decreased risk of workplace violence.
“The dramatic rise in emergency patients with chronic psychiatric conditions is a national crisis, with millions of people across the U.S. seeking care in our nation’s overcrowded and often overwhelmed EDs.”
- The Joint Commission (2014). "Care of Psychiatric Patients Boarded in EDs"
TelePsych Supports has over 15 years experience conducting imminent risk evaluations and clinical consultations in hospitals, allied health clinics and correctional settings. (Read more)
Timely re-evaluations of patients, reduces unnecessary boarding costs, and allows patients to get back to their lives and hospital staff to get back to primary medical duties. (Read more)
Specific customized training to deepen understanding of psychiatric issues presenting in emergency situations. (Read more)