With 60 million individuals with mental health conditions going untreated, Eagle delivers critical access to psychiatric care for patients in need.
Your hospital can meet the demand the growing need for behavioral health with a TelePsychiatry program that provides counseling expertise to your patients, no matter where you are. In the US, one out of five American adults experience a mental illness every year.
There are about 30,000 practicing psychiatrists in the US, according to Merritt Hawkins, a large physician search firm. Given current demand for mental health services, the same organizations estimates that we need 15 psychiatrists per 100,000 people. Today there are about 9 psychiatrists per 100,000 people.
But the problem is bigger in rural communities and small-to-midsized cities. In these locations, there are often no practicing psychiatrists. A 2017 New American Economy report indicated that there are no psychiatric physicians in 60% of counties across the country.