School-based mental health allows students to receive mental health services from a licensed clinical counselor right in the building during school hours. By offering those services through telehealth the counselor and student meet through a video and audio connection. Counseling sessions are more readily available— avoiding long wait times for initial appointments, students miss fewer hours from school, and securing services is easier for parents.
How to set up telemental health at your school
The following provides a short "how-to" of the steps in setting up telehealth in a school district.
STEP ONE- Contact a mental health provider
STEP TWO- Site Setup
STEP FOUR- Referral & Appointment Process
Staff members can identify and respond to student mental health concerns; the actual referral for services must come from the parent or guardian. The parent or guardian is responsible for payment of services to the provider.
STEP FIVE- The Counseling Session
Tips on making it work...
Supportive efforts to ensure the program works for students, families, and the district is as important as the monitor and
Families and Community
Lake Holcombe School District received a School-based Mental Health grant and the funds were used to set up school-based mental health services through telehealth. Prevea Health and CESA 10 worked in setting up the delivery of services.