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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: 

Mission

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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In the News
 
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Featured Videos

Upcoming Events

BHIPP ECHO Clinic - Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Beyond the Basics 
Bi-Weekly series from 9/22/22 - 3/23/23

14 Feb
MACS for MOMs Maternal Health ECHO: Harm Reduction During 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 Mark and Christopher Welsh.

15 Feb
MACS Primary Care ECHO: Depression and opioid 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.

2 Mar
Utilizing Telehealth to Address Health Disparities 12:00 pm | SMC Campus Center, Elm Rooms

Join us and the former Chief Medical Officer of U.S. Medicaid, Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, for the 9th Annual Telemental Health Grand Rounds.

News & Updates

The Mobile Treatment Unit is cited in a recent NEJM article, Transforming Management of Opioid Use Disorder with Universal Treatment, which outlines recommendations for clinicians, health care systems, and policymakers to expand OUD care.


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

1 Mar
MACS OTP ECHO Clinic: Topic TBD 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.