The VAFCC is partnering to expand access for low-income, uninsured patients.
The VAFCC is pleased to be partnering on an exciting project with the Virginia Telehealth Network, the Virginia Telemental Health Initiative (VTMHI). VTMHI is a pilot program that aims to expand access to timely and appropriate telemental health services to Virginians with lower incomes, who are medically underserved and who are un- or under-insured by collaborating with behavioral and mental health professionals in the process of meeting their licensure requirements. Through education and support to providers, free clinics and stakeholders, VTMHI will enhance access to mental health care for those who need it, while also bolstering the Commonwealth's telemental health workforce.
To help expedite licensure, VTMHI will match pre-licensed behavioral and mental health professionals with supervisors to achieve needed client contact hours while providing pro-bono support in free and charitable clinics – a win-win-win for patients, providers-in-training and clinics! In addition, a robust curriculum of training and educational resources regarding telehealth will be available at no cost to help prepare Virginia's future providers to be best equipped to serve the needs of Virginians.