Access to mental health services for veterans expanded in Western Kentucky

nextgov-mediumTelemental health will assist veterans in rural and underserved communities

FRANKFORT Ky. (March 3, 2015) — In an effort to expand mental health services to veterans state officials announced that telemental health services will be available at the Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson.

Telemental health uses live, interactive videoconferencing, mainly in rural and underserved communities.

Use at the Hanson facility will increase the quality of mental health services in the region and will decrease long travel times to other facilities veterans commonly face.

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