Behavioral health appointments
School-based behavioral health care can help students who would not have access to behavioral health services otherwise. This can be due to:
- Absence of a behavioral health provider in the area
- Parents or guardians do not always recognize that their children are having trouble.
Behavioral health school-based telehealth benefits
- School-based telehealth makes regular appointments needed for behavioral health care possible.
- Teachers may notice behavior at school that parents or guardians may not see and recommend a telehealth appointment.
- Students can address behaviors in school-based telehealth appointments that could otherwise result in detention or other disciplinary action.
- Students have almost immediate access to behavioral health care in a crisis, like threatening suicide.
- Behavioral health providers and counselors are trained to recognize symptoms of suicidal thoughts and addiction. The sooner a health care provider or counselor helps, the more likely the patient will receive the care they need.
- Health care providers and counselors can suggest different treatments or recommend a specialist to help.
- School-based behavioral health appointments are private. Most people, including other students and teachers, will not know that patients are having a behavioral health appointment or some other type of telehealth appointment.