Children's Hospital and University of Washington Conduct First Telemedicine Consultation with State Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility

Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and University of Washington health clinicians are conducting the first telemedicine consultation with the Naselle Youth Camp, a state juvenile rehabilitation detention facility in Naselle, Wash.


WHAT: Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and University of Washington health clinicians are conducting the first telemedicine consultation with the Naselle Youth Camp, a state juvenile rehabilitation detention facility in Naselle, Wash.

WHEN: Monday, July 22, 2002

WHERE:
Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center
4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
Meet at Airplane Entrance
Page Georgia Taylor at 206.918.1722 to coordinate time

Through innovative video conferencing technology, behavior health clinicians are now able to serve traditionally under-served populations in rural areas. During this conference, five children in detention with significant mental health and behavioral issues will be evaluated and treated. The ability to conduct these sessions is new to the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration and new to the state. Future telemedicine consults will occur once per month. The Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy was founded in 1983 and focuses on the existing crisis in mental health care and treatment, especially among minorities, the poor and those incarcerated in county and state jails and prisons. This is a partnership between Children’s, the University of Washington and the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration.

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