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The San Carlos Apache Wellness Center has one of the first telepsychiatry clinics in the nation!

Telepsychiatry or telemedicine is a service where clients meet with an out-of-area psychiatrist through video conferencing. This service is available to enrolled adult clients and is held once a week on Wednesday mornings. Clients can consult with a licensed physician about psychiatric medications and prescriptions are sent directly to the San Carlos IHS Hospital pharmacy, so the medications can be picked up locally.

If a child needs psychiatric medication, Wellness Center staff will work with medical staff to get appropriate services with coordination with the San Carlos Hospital pediatrician or referrals to other agencies (such as PIMC Behavioral Health in Phoenix or Arizona Children's Association in Globe or SEABHS in Safford).