Mental Health Featured Prominently in California Governor’s Proposed Budget: Telehealth Can Help Expand Mental Health Access

Mental Health Featured Prominently in California Governor’s Proposed Budget: Telehealth Can Help Expand Mental Health Access

January 24, 2019 — Mental health is a key concern of Governor Newsom and his administration, which proposed $200 million in new General Fund spending for mental health programs this January. At the same time, however, California is facing a shortage of mental health providers. Telehealth is the key solution to expanding access, reducing cost, and improving quality of mental health care for Californians.