Rural Hospital Behavioral Health Consulting Firm
Schafer Consulting assists rural and community hospitals start and improve Behavioral Health services. Our team helps health care systems in rural communities plan and open inpatient psychiatric units, substance abuse treatment and outpatient mental health programs.
Rural communities often do not have enough mental health and addiction treatment resources. Psychiatric patients experience long boarding times in emergency rooms waiting to find an inpatient psychiatric bed. Access to mental health or addiction treatment professionals for assessment and care can be extremely limited. Police, courts, and first responders in rural communities are challenged by the high and complex needs these patients can present.
To address these issues, we have collaborated with hospitals and their stakeholders to research, plan, and start new or expanded mental health and substance abuse treatment services.
Behavioral Health consulting projects completed with rural and community hospitals include:
If we can be of assistance, please contact us for more information.