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.
- 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