Rush University Medical Center rolls out telehealth program for veterans' mental health

The Road Home Program, a mental health services program administered by Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center, tapped Vidyo to provide telehealth services to veterans and their families, the telehealth vendor confirmed Feb. 22.

The remote behavioral counseling program, powered by the VidyoCloud platform, enables veterans from across Illinois to connect with trained counselors and clinicians via video conferencing. The remote services include treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and assistance with reintegration into civilian life.

"We can now reach veterans in remote areas who cannot easily access [Veterans Affairs] hospitals or find local services," said Blake Schroedter, a psychologist at the Road Home Program. "Video intakes help capture trauma related affect, and stabilizes patients with quick recurring care. All of this can be achieved without a single trip to our Chicago campus, saving patients time and money."

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