Use of telepsychiatry to improve care for people with mental illness in rural North Carolina

N C Med J. May-Jun 2011;72(3):219-22.


Telehealth improves access to medical services, especially for people living in rural areas. In North Carolina, the advantages of telepsychiatry also go beyond improving access. This article describes a diverse program of telehealth and telepsychiatric service delivery and discusses its advantages and disadvantages.

MeSH terms

  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / therapy*
  • Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
  • North Carolina
  • Psychiatry / methods*
  • Rural Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Telemedicine / organization & administration*