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Telepsychiatry in California

At Genoa Telepsychiatry, we increase access to behavioral healthcare across the U.S. by building telepsychiatry programs that remotely connect patients with psychiatrists & advanced psychiatric nurse practitioners. As the nation’s leading provider of outpatient telepsychiatry services, we hire, train, and integrate psychiatric providers across a range of specialties into Community Mental Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers, primary care groups, substance use treatment facilities, and other organizations that treat underserved communities.

Genoa Telepsychiatry in California

In California, Genoa Telepsychiatry operates telepsychiatry programs from CMHCs, FQHCs, primary care groups, and substance use treatment facilities. Here are a few of our partnering organizations we are currently serving:

Getting Started

Who can be a telepsychiatrist for my organization?

Psychiatrists & APRNs: Any psychiatrist (MD/DO) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with a state license in California can provide care via telepsychiatry.

How does reimbursement work for telepsychiatry in California?

Each telepsychiatry session generates the standard CPT codes for outpatient psychiatric services.

During the COVID public emergency, there is no restriction on the location of the client receiving service whether in the clinic, at their residence, or out in the community.

During the COVID public emergency, clinics billing for telehealth no longer need to be in a HPSA (Health Provider Shortage Area).

What tech does my organization need?

Setting up telepsychiatry at your organization is simple. The set up will require:

  • A two-way video telecommunication system that allows for real-time communication between the provider and patient
  • HIPAA-compliant video conferencing technology

Utilization & Program Sustainability

Utilization is the percentage of a telepsychiatrist’s time that is spent on reimbursable patient care. Tracking this number helps organizations understand the financial sustainability of their telepsychiatry program.

Download our Utilization Best Practices to learn how to ensure that telepsychiatry is financially sustainable for your organization.

Ready to Get Started?

Get in touch with a member of our Clinic Partnerships team to learn more about telepsychiatry in California.

David Theobald

25+ years as national mental health advocate, board member, and digital mental health consultant with 5 years of experience leading Genoa Telepsychiatry’s expansion in California.

Contact David Theobald to learn more about starting a telepsychiatry program at your organization.

David Theobald
Telepsychiatry Partnerships In California