Texas medical school expands telehealth mental health program to 9 school districts

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in Edinburg has expanded its free telehealth mental health program to nine school districts in the state.

According to a Dec. 30 press release, the medical school's Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine program will provide up to four appointments per student as in-school telehealth sessions. These sessions will be conducted by the department of psychiatry and will be accessible to approximately 37,000 students from grades K-12.

The telehealth services were first offered to students in the Brownsville school district and were expanded to include an additional eight school districts.

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