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TeleMed2U for Schools

Safe and secure school-based behavioral health offers high-quality care with less administrative burden.

School professionals are often the first to recognize when a child may benefit from behavioral health services. But most children aren’t getting mental health services because of very limited access to specialists.  

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, about half of children will have a diagnosable mental illness before age 18. Most adults (75%) with mental illness had onset by age 24; half by age 14. Suicide is the third leading cause of death between 10-24; at least 80% of children and adolescents with a substance use disorder don’t receive needed services.

There are numerous reasons why children don’t receive appropriate behavioral health services. Social stigma about mental health remains a roadblock. Others include low access to specialists, lack of insurance, and lack of awareness of mental health symptoms. 

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The American Academy of Pediatrics says it’s imperative that schools find ways to partner with psychiatric providers. Schools are increasingly adopting telemedicine to treat students’ behavioral health issues. Telemedicine interventions are as effective as in-person evaluation and treatment for most mental health issues. Research shows that telemedicine can evoke more self-initiated and confidential treatment, elicit prevention strategies, and reduce the overall cost of care. 

There are many advantages to using telemedicine to provide school-based behavioral health. It can:

  • Provide more timely treatment
  • Improve students’ school performance 
  • Decrease absenteeism
  • Help students learn and grow into healthy adults
  • Reduce the burden on school nurses and guidance counselors
  • Reduce mental health disparities affecting low-income and/or rural communities
  • Help children recover from traumatic incidents – both personal and community-wide (adverse weather, school shootings, wildfires)
  • Fulfill public schools’ legal mandate to provide behavioral assessment and treatment
  • Reduce the burden on parents/guardians to find specialists, make appointments, arrange transportation, take time off work, and accompany the child to appointments

TeleMed2U’s specialists are experienced in working with troubled children, and treat children’s most common behavioral illnesses, including:

  • Depression
  • Attention deficits
  • Passive suicide ideations 
  • Mood disorders
  • Mental breakdowns
  • Aggressive tendencies
  • Anxiety

TeleMed2U’s technology provides a telemedicine treatment system that permits our psychiatrists to:

  • Complete a full behavioral assessment
  • Diagnose behavioral conditions
  • Develop comprehensive treatment plans, individualized for each child
  • Order necessary prescriptions

TeleMed2U understands that schools are a key point of access for vulnerable children who need behavioral health services. Schools are in a unique position to identify them and connect them with services. TeleMed2U’s safe, secure, school-based behavioral health program provides a high-quality, cost-effective way to provide health services.  

Why Partner With TeleMed2U?

Increase Access to Specialty Care

TeleMed2U has spent a decade developing and delivering tech-enabled healthcare in areas where there is a lack of adequate access to Specialists.

Improve Patient Experience

Be part of the solution to deliver patient focused care. As an organization, TeleMed2U supports all aspects of the ‘Quadruple Aim’ initiative.

Synchronous and Asynchronous Specialty Care

We’re versatile and tailor our approach based on your needs. Regardless of the size of our partnership, you can expect the same high quality of care from our Specialists with a key focus on patient experience.

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