Telehealth

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE ON UNSPLASH

The coronavirus pandemic has forced hospitals and doctors to move much of their work online. That shift to telehealth required big changes -- from relaxing federal regulations to getting buy-in from doctors. Now the question is whether it can sustain the momentum built amid "stay-home" orders.

While the medical field has spent the last month adapting to tackle the coronavirus, mental health workers have also had to find ways to help patients during an uncertain time.

As the coronavirus dominated national and local conversations throughout March and states around the country, including Indiana, began to see an increase in cases, it seemed like the world began to shift.

Suddenly, businesses were being ordered closed, people were being told to stay in their homes as much as possible and the whole country was feeling the effects of COVID-19.

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Brendan Carr say telehealth services can soon be expanded with money from the third phase of federal COVID-19 relief.

Carter Barrett

In rural areas, access to mental health services can be limited, sometimes even more so for teens and children. And the need for these services is growing, so one Midwestern school is using technology to help bridge this gap.