Sacramento, Calif. – November 1, 2011 – HealthLinkNow announces the launch of its Telemedicine services to Catholic Social Service of Sacramento. HLN supports counseling staff of the CSS New Pathways Counseling Program with online psychiatric consultations delivered through its comprehensive online clinic. HLN psychiatrists bring expanded capabilities to New Pathways clinicians by adding specialist evaluations when they are critically needed for patient care.
“Our mission is to provide access to care and services that would otherwise not be available to people in the margins of society”, explains Kurt Chismark, Executive Director of Catholic Social Service Sacramento. “The medical expertise available through HealthLinkNow allows us to serve a broader range of patient needs and situations.”
Barb Johnston, HealthLinkNow CEO and co-founder shares the enthusiasm of Catholic Social Service. “We are very pleased to be working with Catholic Social Service. First and foremost we are about connecting people to the right care, when and where they need it. The HLN online clinic and the care we bring through Telemedicine to hospitals, health systems and organizations, and to people in their homes is ideally suited for the needs of Catholic Social Service.”
Since 1930, Catholic Social Service of Sacramento has responded to the needs of the most vulnerable of the community. Today, through the New Pathways Counseling Program, the organization provides area residents with professional mental health services including individual and family counseling as well as parenting education. The program helps people, especially families, to overcome financial barriers that keep them from access to mental health services.
HealthLinkNow is an online health services clinic featuring health providers who use Telemedicine to care for patients with quality and ease, and who can link to patients in clinics, hospitals and direct to their homes. By integrating Telemedicine, scheduling, practice management and electronic health records, HLN delivers greater access and convenience to patients and significant cost savings. Based in Sacramento, company founders are internationally recognized for their contributions to the advancement of Telemedicine and Telepsychiatry.