South Carolina Department of Mental Health

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Company Name: South Carolina Department of Mental Health
2414 Bull Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Year Incorporated or Founded:
State Incorporated or Founded:
South Carolina
Healthcare Model:
Medical specialty service provider to healthcare providers
Corporate Structure:
Public not-for-profit
Description of Services:

The continuing objective of the program is to make psychiatric consultation available in all SC emergency departments. The consultations have increased the quality and timeliness of triage, assessment and initial treatment of patients; reduced the number of individuals and length of stay in the emergency departments; and allowed hospitals to direct critical personnel and financial resources to other needs; thus, realizing financial savings for hospitals operating a 24 hour emergency department.

Neurology, Psychiatry
Currently providing services in:
South Carolina
Healthcare professionals have licenses in:
South Carolina
Teleproviders are physically located in:
South Carolina
Entities company currently partners or is willing to partner with:
Rural hospitals
Entities company currently partners or is willing to partner with - Other:
Emergency Departments
How many patients / direct consumers is your company serving:
Number full-time MD/DO telehealth professionals:
Number part-time MD/DO telehealth professionals:
After licensing and credentialing, average time to initiate services to new partner/customer:
1-3 months
Telemedicine systems used to connect to customers:
Cisco, Polycom
Electronic health records (EHR) incorporated in services:
Company uses an electronic health record system that is certified by ONC:
Information not available
Wait time for consultation for emergency services:
Information not available
Provides Billing Services:
Yes, we do the billing
Payers billed:
Medicare, Medicaid, Private payers (e.g., Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna)
Describe how your teleproviders are recruited and selected:
General postings on state agency website (, at large conferences (i.e. APA), and referrals from medical universities (i.e. University of South Carolina School of Medicine, the Medical University of South Carolina, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas, etc.).
Company Payment Model:
Complies with HIPAA and HITECH:
Minimum monthly consultation requirement:
no minimum
Minimum number of hospital beds:
no minimum
Minimum number of ICU or NICU beds:
no minimum
Joined the Directory: 03/30/2015
Information Last Updated: 06/01/2018

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