Psychiatrist Douglas Conte demonstrates how telepsychiatry works with a colleague in Escondido.
It’s called telepsychiatry and the County has been offering the service for nearly 10 years to increase access to psychiatric care for people across San Diego County, providing diagnosis, treatment and medication management. It consists of two-way, real time, interactive audio and video to provide psychiatric care, when participants are in different geographic locations.
“We’re making it easier for clients to access services,” said Dr. Douglas Conte, who provides psychiatric services at the North County Walk-In Assessment Center in Vista. “They really like it.”
Photo Credit: Dr Conte/County of SD Communications Office
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