Wilderness health gets $800,000 for telehealth in Two Harbors (Lake County)

Fox 21 reports…

Wilderness health, a collaborative of independent health providers for rural communities, was recently awarded a grant worth nearly $800,000.

The grant will be used to support the development of a telehealth program to offer mental health and other services to be used within its ten health system network.

The funds will also be used to provide the proper equipment and training resources to provide the services to Wilderness Health patients.

The new program will allow patients who live in remote areas to have easier access to mental health services.

“There is just a tremendous need. We have rising rates of mental health in our region. We have rising suicide rates,” said Executive Director Cassandra Beardsley. ” Anything we can do to provide increased access is going to be huge.”

Wilderness Health plans to start a pilot launch at Lakeview Hospital in two harbors.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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