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.
The clinic will also have a full-time in-house nurse practitioner this fall who specializes in behavioral health. The hospital intends to continue to expand in this behavioral line as due to the high need in the community.
For questions on the behavioral tele-health services, please call the Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Waukon at 563-568-5530.