U of Mississippi partners with state for pediatric telehealth program

Jackson-based University of Mississippi Medical Center will offer telehealth services to pediatric patients through a program with the state's mental health department program, according to a Jan. 29 Madison County Journal report.

UMMC and the Mississippi Department of Mental Health are jointly leading the federally funded Child Access to Mental Health and Psychiatry program.

Under the program, Mississippi-based primary care providers and pediatricians can use telehealth technology to connect with a UMMC mental health professional, who can provide a virtual consultation.

"Instead of a family having to wait for an appointment with a mental health professional, and then travel for what could be hours for some families in the Delta, the child's primary care provider can call us," said Dustin Sarver, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics and a clinical child psychologist at UMMC.

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