Statewide Telepsychiatry Program

What We Do

Telepsychiatry is defined as “the delivery of acute mental health or substance abuse care, including diagnosis or treatment, by means of two-way real-time interactive audio and video by a consulting provider at a consultant site to an individual patient at a referring site.”

Statewide Telepsychiatry Initiative

The NC Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP) was developed in response to Session Law 2013-360, directing the Office of Rural Health (ORH) to oversee a statewide telepsychiatry initiative. The program was instituted so that an individual presenting at a hospital emergency department with an acute behavioral health crisis will receive a timely specialized psychiatric assessment via video conferencing technology.
Telepsychiatry Program Profile
Telepsychiatry Sites Map

Additional Resources

For the most recent annual report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services please click here.
East Carolina Center for Telepsychiatry and e-Behavioral Health
North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services


North Carolina Telepsychiatry Program
Office of Rural Health
2009 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

Nick Galvez
Rural Hospital Program Manager
Phone: 919-527-6467