Serving Virginians

Many rural areas of Virginia and beyond are experiencing a mental health crisis. No one should be limited when it comes to access to care. 

The Virginia Telemental Health Initiative (VTMHI) will create consistent access to behavioral and mental health care via telehealth to Virginians experiencing barriers to access care.  

By tapping into experts across the state, VTMHI will find the right providers practicing in specialty areas that meet the needs of the patients. This means Virginians will have increased access to specialized care, including: 

  • Family and marital counseling 
  • Therapy 
  • Psychiatry services
  • Substance-use counseling

VTMHI will create a system that allows behavioral and mental health services received to integrate with primary care visits, providing Virginians with lower incomes, who are medically underserved, and who are un- or -under-insured with access to holistic care and a medical home at their local clinic. 

VTMHI is in the process of development and aims to begin connecting patients to timely care beginning in the fall of 2022.

Are you a Virginian in need of mental or behavioral health services? 

If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or visit your closest emergency room.
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