To greater serve the mental health care needs of rural Nebraskans, the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry recently initiated a Telepsychiatry Consultation Service. As one of the most effective ways to increase access to psychiatric care for individuals living in underserved areas, the service began in Nebraska Behavioral Region 4 (Columbus, Wayne, and Norfolk) and currently serves 19 rural Nebraska locations. Telepsychiatry provides opportunities for consultative services and second opinions between psychiatrists, primary care physicians and other healthcare providers. We expect to continue extending critically needed psychiatric care to other areas of Nebraska in the very near future.
For further information, please contact:
Carl Greiner, MD
Telephone: 402 552-6027
For information about the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry's Nursing Home Telepsychiatry Service, please go to Geriatric Psychiatry