Healthcare

Elevate Health’s Community Response to COVID-19

May 6, 2020

As of early May, Washington State had reported more than 15,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 800 deaths due to the virus. While Washington state unemployment numbers neared a staggering half a million people. The immediate burden to our systems of care – from medical centers to behavioral health access to housing and food security is immense.

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How We’re Meeting the Impact of COVID-19 and Supporting Our Community

March 10, 2020

The Washington State Department of Health announced 162 cases of coronavirus-19 (COVID-19,) also known as novel coronavirus, with four cases in Pierce County. We are locally monitoring the situation in Pierce County and globally, as well as staying up-to-date on guidelines and recommendations to protect public health.

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New Telepsychiatry Program from University of Washington Connects Providers

January 9, 2020

The University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences launched a new service to help prescribing providers in Washington receive clinical advice regarding adult patients with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Funded by the Washington State Legislature, the UW Psychiatry Consultation Line (PCL) helps address the severe shortage of mental health professionals in the state by providing consultation to providers.

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