Telemental Health Services Offered to Veterans Through 'Mission Impossible'

The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center (TVAMC), along with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), held an open house for the “Mission Possible” program that provides telemental health services to veterans in Pickens County and surrounding areas. The open house was held September 27 at the Pickens County Health Department in Carrollton.

The partnership between TVAMC and ADPH, titled “Mission Possible,” has been in operation since November 2021 offering telemental health to veterans in the community in a more convenient location closer to home. ”Mission Possible” signifies the possibilities that telemental health can provide, such as quick access to mental health providers at the Tuscaloosa VA and a wide variety of treatment options. Telehealth is a major benefit to patients who face difficulties in accessing needed health care due to barriers such as lack of transportation or requirements to spend time away from work or family obligations to reach appointments at distant locations. All sessions are HIPAA compliant and encrypted, using a secure audio-video internet connection.

The open house allowed veterans and community members to learn more about the program, meet the healthcare team, and hear about other services provided by the TVAMC and ADPH. Telemental health appointments at the Pickens County Health Department are available Monday mornings.