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Maryland Telemental Health Program

Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine

About Us

For more than 22 years, the Department of Psychiatry has served as pioneers in telemental health medicine. Our transdisciplinary collaborations involve top specialists in their fields, including primary care physicians, school administrators, addiction specialists, and more.

We follow a three-prong approach built on education, clinical service, and research to provide comprehensive and accessible online therapy and telemedicine services, including: 


To provide mental health care prevention, evaluation, and consultation and treatment services through telemedicine platforms, or interactive video conferencing technologies. We aim to address the shortage of psychiatrists by extending services to those in need, particularly for individuals in rural and underserved areas. 

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Upcoming Events

5 Oct
MACS OTP ECHO Clinic: Understanding the treatment infrastructure in Maryland 12:30 pm | Series of interactive virtual CME/CEU learning sessions

Join MACS' learninig comunuity every 1st Wednesday of the month from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm for presentations and discussions specially designed for providers in an OTP setting with Drs. Devang Gandhi and Aaron Greenblatt.

11 Oct
MACS for MOMs Maternal Health ECHO: Cannabis Use in Pregnancy 8:00 am | Series of interactive virtual CME/CEU learning sessions

Join MACS for MOMs' learning communities every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 8:00 am to 9:00 am for presentations and discussions designed for providers in maternal health settings with Drs. Katrina MarkLorraine Milio, and Christopher Welsh.

13 Oct
BHIPP ECHO Clinic - Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Beyond the Basics 12:30 pm | Bi-Weekly Series of interactive virtual CME/CEU learning sessions

The fall 2022 cycle of BHIPP ECHO Clinic sessions will be held bi-weekly starting 9/22/22 until 12/8/22. For more information about ECHO, session details, and to register, visit

19 Oct
MACS Primary Care ECHO: Primary care pearls when caring for patients with a substance use disorder 12:30 pm | Series of interactive virtual CME/CEU learning sessions

Join MACS' learning community every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm for presentations and discussions with Drs. Devang GandhiMichael Fingerhood, and Bethany Dipaula, PharmD.

News & Updates

Ensure your healthcare services are entered fully in TelehealthLocator, a Telehealth Resource Center program that will provide a single point of access to view and overlay gaps in access to care, broadband, and telehealth availability by service type. Follow this link to complete an online form.

Dr. Eric Weintraub received The Daily Record's Health Care Heroes Award 2022 for his innovative telemedicine approaches to increase access to life-saving treatment for opioid use disorder in underserved areas.

 The Division of Addiction Research and Treatment published an article on buprenorphine induction in detention centers in Frontiers in Psychiatry. Read the article here.

The Baltimore Sun featured Dr. Weintraub & the Eastern Shore Mobile Care Collaborative on the novel impact telemedicine & mobile treatment services have in combating the ongoing opioid epidemic. Read more here

Salisbury University's National Nursing Honor Society honored the Eastern Shore Mobile Care Collaborative at their annual substance use disorder conference on Nov. 17. Congratulations!

Our team recently published the peer-reviewed article in the JAMA Network Open, "Mobile Telemedicine for Buprenorphine Treatment in Rural Populations With Opioid Use Disorder." Click here for the full read.


The Maryland Telemental Health Program is supported in part by the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration.