Together, the Virginia Telemental Health Initiative (VTMHI) and the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (VAFCC) are providing Virginia’s free and charitable clinics with the tools, technology, training, staff, and other elements needed to enhance current telemental health services and create spaces for free clinic referrals to care. Resources will be structured to support the effective integration of telemental health supports into each clinic’s care of the whole individual, creating a comprehensive medical home for patients.
VTMHI and VAFCC share a goal of expanding access to telemental health supports statewide. The program will be structured so that providers and clinics can coordinate and further collaborate with existing systems of care and community supports that are resources to patients.
Further resources offered to clinics will include:
- Providing telehealth tools and services for the provision of virtual mental health care
- Education on integrating telemental health services to in-person care
- Educating PCPs on prescribing psychotropics
- Enhancing screening processes
- Expanding capacity with needed mental health providers
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VTMHI Phase 1 Clinic Partners
We’re thrilled to share our first wave of participating free and charitable clinics in the VTMHI pilot: Bradley Free Clinic, Brock Hughes Medical Center, Charlottesville Free Clinic, Fauquier Free Clinic, Franklin County Free Clinic/Bernad Healthcare, and Health Brigade.