Date & Time
Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
320 How Telepsychiatry Saved Correctional Psychiatry From COVID-19

COVID-19 increased awareness of how telehealth can serve as an essential safety net when access to on-site care is restricted. This talk reviews what was done in several California jail systems to keep essential mental health services running during the pandemic, including successes and barriers.

Learning Objectives

  • Review how telehealth for mental health services was implemented in jails during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Describe the factors that made some jails successful while others failed to maintain essential services
  • Explore possible future emergencies that might result in an interruption of services and how systems should prepare for it



Mental Health