The option for remote health care access via telehealth fills a major gap in equitable health care for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) – especially when it comes to behavioral and mental health resources. Difficulty getting to appointments, let alone scheduling appointments within an acceptable window of time, is significantly reduced with a telehealth option. This allows for proper continuity of care, better medication management, and improved outcomes.
An added benefit of having a specialized telemedicine option is the reduction of stress for the individual and their supports. By eliminating the need to travel out of the home and avoiding unnecessary urgent care or emergency room visits, an individual’s mental health and well-being are undoubtedly improved.
Hear from StationMD’s co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Deven Unadkat, about the importance of a specialized telemedicine service for a holistic approach to behavioral and mental health.
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