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What is Telebehavioral Health?

Telebehavioral health is the practice of behavioral health using a telecommunications system to provide clinical services at geographically separate sites. Telebehavioral health can also involve email, text messaging and a wide range of other software applications to facilitate access and data transfer. Telebehavioral health creates, promotes, and maintains access to behavioral health services through technology. Communities across the country, both rural and those more populated, are facing a severe shortage of behavioral health resources. Telebehavioral health offers aid to those communities, eliminating travel time and expense for both providers and consumers