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Best practice guide

Telehealth for behavioral health care
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Introduction to telehealth for behavioral health care

Behavioral health — like other areas of health care — has changed significantly due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Mental health providers can now offer and get reimbursed for behavioral telehealth services.

Behavioral telehealth also benefits patients who can access care from their homes with more options for safety, privacy, and convenience.

Behavioral telehealth may also be referred to as telebehavioral health, telemental health, telepsychiatry, or telepsychology.

Types of telebehavioral health

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