Beginning this week, the new behavioral tele-health services are available at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic in Waukon. The contracted tele-health company provides the clinic with their own medical provider who specializes in psychiatry and can help with medication management.
Patients do need to be referred to this new service by their Veterans Memorial Hospital medical clinic provider or the hospital’s ER. Anyone who has not yet established care at the clinic will need to do so in order to take advantage of this new service. All providers in the medical clinic are currently accepting new patients.
Once that care is established, the referral will be made and patients will be able to visit with this tele-health provider in the tele-health room. Clinic staff will assist with the tele-health connection with the health specialist then patients will meet privately with them over the system, pictured here, in that room.
“We will have a full-time nurse practitioner this fall who specializes in behavioral health who will begin working in our clinic full-time,” states Laura Baxter, Clinic Manager. “We will continue to expand in this behavioral line as we grow since we see this as a huge need in our community.”