County health departments implement new technology to help with mental health services during pandemic

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – During these uncertain times, many Americans are finding themselves in need of mental health services.

On Friday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that it is partnering with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and MyCare to offer services to clients who may find themselves in a crisis.

“This is a great example of agencies joining together and using technology to provide essential services to the public during this COVID-19 crisis,” said Commissioner of Health Gary Cox. “We know this is a difficult time for everyone in Oklahoma and we want to ensure we are helping connect those in crisis with the appropriate resources.”

Officials say local county health departments in 81 sites will have access to iPads designed to help clients who may be in mental health distress during the COVID-19 crisis.

The disaster distress helpline is also available by calling 1-800-985-5990.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


More Featured Stories

Latest News

More News

National News

More National

Washington D.C.

More Washington

Your Local Election HQ

More Your Local Election HQ

Daily Oklahoma Coronavirus Data

Contact In Your Corner Team

Latest News

More News


image of QR Code

KFOR Digital Originals

More Digital Original


Follow @KFOR on Twitter

Border Report

More Border Report