8x8 teams up with Retreat Behavioral Health to provide telemedicine services

8x8, an integrated cloud communications platform, has announced that mental health services provider Retreat Behavioral Health will use the 8x8 X Series solution with 8x8 Video Meetings to enable its staff to work from home amid the coronavirus outbreak, while also providing patients with mental health support.

Working alongside technology solutions provider The Monaco Group, Retreat Behavioral Health deployed its new telemedicine services in just 48 hours, allowing its staff to support patients from home without sacrificing the quality of care. Now, new patient admissions and patient visits are completed remotely using 8x8 Video Meetings to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

“We are taking all the necessary precautions during this pandemic as the safety of our patients and staff is our top priority,” said Scott Korogodsky, Chief Administrative Officer at Retreat Behavioral Health. “Our on-site clinical and medical staff are leaders in their fields, committed to working tirelessly on behalf of our patients. By working with 8x8, we video-enabled our staff so they could work from home without impacting the personalized and comprehensive care that is tailored to each patient’s unique needs.”

Founded in 2011, Retreat Behavioral Health is dedicated to the treatment of mental health disorders at locations up and down the east coast. Providing inpatient and outpatient services, Retreat Behavioral Health gives patients access to quality care in a holistic, peaceful environment.

“Retreat Behavioral Health is at the forefront of innovative care and is solidifying their place in the telehealth community while providing a new and effective resource for their patients. Their use of the 8x8 cloud video platform really showcases their industry leadership, and we are proud of the role we are playing to help them enhance care while keeping both patients and staff safe,” shared Vik Verma, chief executive officer at 8x8.

With 19.1% of U.S. adults suffering from mental health disorders and communities across the nation putting shelter-in-place orders into effect, it should come as no surprise that telemedicine services have surged in popularity. For health care providers such as Retreat Behavioural Health, this shift will allow them to connect with patients and provide them with the services they need in the era of social distancing