Telemental Health Clinic

Alexander Fan, MD; Beth Fraum, MD
Mon AM, Tues AM, Wed PM, Thurs AM

The TeleMental Health program provides psychiatry and psychology resources for the evaluation and treatment of a variety of disorders to veterans located at community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). Specifically, this TelePsychiatry clinic serves an adult outpatient population in the Bakersfield, Lancaster, and Santa Maria CBOCs where there is on-site primary care, psychology, social work, and laboratory. Residents will 1) become proficient in using Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) to conduct patient interviews; 2) collaborate with on-site providers (see above) and off-site services (i.e. pharmacy); 3) serve as the primary general psychiatrist for one's own caseload of patients. Residents can also learn to use VA Video Connect (VVC) to conduct interviews on patient’s personal devices, when appropriate.