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County gets funds to expand virtual mental health services

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1Cortland County has managed to continue certain health services remotely through Care Compass Network’s Telehealth Pilot Program, from which additional funds were awarded yesterday.

The newest funding will expand the County’s HIPAA-compliant telehealth video conferencing services and obtaining additional equipment for clinicians.

“Our team has been appreciative of the support given to help us to continue supporting the mental health needs of those we serve,” said the county’s mental health director, Sharon MacDougall. “Our clients are extremely grateful to still have access to their provider and their support to help see them through this crisis.”

MacDougall spoke with WXHC earlier this month regarding May’s Mental Health Awareness Month.

Care Compass Network Telehealth Program Manager Jim Racht also responded to yesterday’s release:

“At Care Compass Network we felt that it was imperative for us to leverage our resources and experience, to assist community organizations like Cortland County Mental Health, continue to provide quality care and services to the community during this crisis,” said Racht.

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