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About TeleBehavioral Health

If an adult or child is having an immediate mental health emergency, he or she may have to wait months for an appointment and travel far from home to find a mental health professional. TeleBehavioral Health eliminates wait and travel time.

The University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) at the University of Utah has 63 psychiatrists, 32 of whom specialize in child and adolescent treatment. Our mental health professionals are able to evaluate and treat patients, regardless of a patient's location.

Patients of all ages can take advantage of TeleBehavioral Health services, which delivers treatment to patients in their local community.

What Can TeleBehavioral Health Do for You?

TeleBehavioral Health provides services such as evaluations and traditional psychiatric evaluation/medication management through interactive video conferencing tools, making treatment easily accessible.

Using telemedicine to deliver behavioral health delivers state-of-the-art, specialized care to your patients without the hassle, cost, or inconvenience of traveling to receive care in person.

How Can TeleBehavioral Health Help Your Patients?

  • Physician-to-Physician Support: A one-time physician-to-physician evaluation makes it possible for physicians from across the nation to collaborate and consult with UNI mental health specialists to determine the best treatment options for their patients. Referring providers value the connection with specialists to help manage complex patients within a community. This allows for better care and increases the comfort level of referring providers in prescribing psychiatric medications to patients.
  • Outpatient Services: High-quality, comprehensive evaluations are available for children, adolescents, and adults through pre-scheduled appointments.
  • Crisis Evaluation: Emergency evaluations are offered 24/7 by UNI crisis workers and licensed clinicians for patients identified by an emergency department as having a psychiatric crisis that may present a danger. Patients who most frequently use these services are suicidal, homicidal, psychotic and/or depressed, and are in need of immediate assistance.