Clinical Services

Telepsychiatry – In collaboration with the UVA Karen S. Rheuban Center of Telehealth (UVA Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth – Home | Facebook), the Division of Outreach has developed a wide range of telepsychiatry connections with Primary Care Providers, FQHCs, Free Clinics, PACE Programs, OBOTs, and SNFs.  We are using the Collaborative Care model to foster cooperation between the remote providers and psychiatry residents, fellows and attendings.

Project ECHO – Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a telementoring program which connects community healthcare providers with specialists for case collaboration, guided practice, and professional networking.  The ECHO model provides educational content and case-based learning to expand the capacity of primary care providers to manage complex patients in their own practice in their own community without having to refer or transfer care to specialists at large hospitals or academic medical centers.

UVA Project ECHO Series

Appalachian Telemental Health:  Connects rural providers in Central Appalachia and their patients with behavioral health and telepsychiatry resources to expand access to mental health services in the region.

Opioid Use Disorder and Addiction Medicine:  Providers from office based opioid treatment programs receive training in the most up to date clinical practice guidelines and best practices through case based learning and collaboration with colleagues.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome:  Content for providers who care for patients with substance use disorders during all stages of fertility and reproduction addresses the care of pregnant and parenting patients and their infants.

COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities:  Updates to testing, vaccination, and infection control guidelines disseminated to nursing, medical, and administrative staff at long term care facilities throughout Virginia from April 2020 until March 2021.

COVID-19 Updates for Primary Care Providers:  Updates on local case data, testing, vaccination, and infection control guidelines disseminated to primary care providers around Virginia to expand their capacity to manage and advise their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clinica Latina – Free Clinic – Is the Spanish language arm of the Free Clinic of Charlottesville (Home • Charlottesville Free Clinic (  We provide psychiatric assessment and care two evenings a month for Spanish Speaking patients.   GMHT and other Psychiatry residents may serve there with adequate Spanish language background.

Haven (The Haven) – Is a local organization which strives to overcome homelessness in the larger Charlottesville area.  It offers help with housing, training in self-care, and support.   The Departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine have established a primary care access clinic at the Haven.  In 2019 the Department of Psychiatry joined this effort to provide psychiatric assessments and referrals.

International Family Medicine Clinic (International Family Medicine Clinic | Family Medicine ( –  Since 2002 the UVA Department of Family Medicine has provided initial and ongoing medical care for refugees.  This is done in conjunction with the International Rescue Committee and the health Department.  Starting in 2010 the Department of Psychiatry started providing mental health care for the refugees.

Region X Community Services Board (Region Ten Community Services Board – Charlottesville, VA) – Collaborative arrangement to provide clinical and didactic training in various elements of Community Psychiatry, such as Crisis Intervention, etc.

Strength in Peers (Strength In Peers – Your Recovery. Your Path.) and On Our Own (On Our Own ( – Through telepsychiatry we collaborate with these Peer Support Organizations to provide clinical Psychiatric evaluations and care and support for their recovering members.