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Is mental telehealth a dealbreaker? If so, refer or strengthen your approach

Effective May 19, 2022
Published May 23, 2022
Last Reviewed May 31, 2022
Question: At our practice, the primary care providers (PCP) are aware of the mental health services we can conduct via telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). But some of us worry that, between our lack of psychiatric credentials and the added difficulty of delivering these services via video or phone, we may be short-changing our patients. Should we be referring these patients to dedicated mental health providers instead?

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