Sullivan County Schools Establish Tele-Psychiatry For Students

A north-central Pennsylvania school district is using telemedicine to improve the mental health of some of its students. Sullivan County School Superintendent Patricia Cross says the district has a community and school-based behavioral health program in which some students are being seen by doctors through the use of telepsychiatry. Cross says telepsychiatry allows students' mental health needs to be addressed quicker. Among other benefits, Cross says telepsychiatry keeps absenteeism down because students and their families don't have to travel to meet with a doctor.