Salus Telehealth Partners with TAPS to Offer Virtual Grief Counseling Services to Military Survivors Via the VideoMedicine Mobile Platform

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TAPS surviving family members gain access to range of mental health professionals and physicians through pro bono services

Salus Telehealth, Inc., a market leader and trusted advisor within the telehealth industry, announces the company has partnered with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to offer grief counseling support services to surviving military family members at no cost through the Salus VideoMedicine mobile platform. TAPS is dedicated to offering compassionate care to individuals who have lost a loved one who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Virtual counseling services via VideoMedicine complement the nonprofit organization’s existing 24/7 national peer support network and grief counseling resources. Since its founding in 1994, TAPS has provided free assistance to more than 70,000 surviving family members, casualty officers and caregivers.

Through VideoMedicine, TAPS surviving family members are able to use their mobile device, tablet or computer to access a range of mental health professionals and physicians who are lending their time, expertise and support to the organization with pro bono services. The appointments utilize VideoMedicine’s streaming video conferencing platform to provide survivors with private, confidential appointments remotely. In addition, survivors have the option to invite their own counselors, therapists and primary care physicians to join the VideoMedicine healthcare provider network, providing continuity of care and familiarity. Mental health is one of the many specialties covered in VideoMedicine’s healthcare provider network, which also includes primary care physicians, pediatrians and more.

“Salus is proud to offer telemedicine services via VideoMedicine at no cost to TAPS,” says Paula Guy, CEO of Salus Telehealth. “Our hope is that individuals who have suffered the loss of a loved one who served in the Armed Forces will be able to utilize our platform to receive counseling in the most accessible and convenient way possible. We are also happy that we can allow users to invite their own providers to use VideoMedicine, so that they maintain the comfort level and familiarity that is right for them.”

“VideoMedicine has already proven to be a valuable resource for TAPS,” states Zaneta Gileno, Director of Community Based Care and Professional Education for TAPS. “Our mission is to offer assistance to those struggling with grief through a national support network. VideoMedicine creates access to counselors through video conferencing that was not possible even a few years ago. There are many reasons our members would opt to use this platform – and we are happy we found a partner dedicated to making it as accessible and flexible as possible.”

To access VideoMedicine, TAPS users simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play and enter their group key. Healthcare providers interested in donating pro bono grief counseling services to TAPS through the VideoMedicine platform can learn more and register here.

About Salus Telehealth, Inc.
Salus Telehealth, Inc. is a full-service telehealth company providing expertise in the comprehensive implementation of telemedicine, along with the world’s first direct-to-consumer, free-market physician network, VideoMedicine. Offering a full solution that includes consultation, hardware and software, Salus’ innovation has led to the creation of a simple and easy-to-deploy e-clinical model that brings telemedicine to any market efficiently and cost-effectively. Users can easily invite their personal physicians to use the VideoMedicine platform as well, creating continuity of care with preferred providers. The resulting services and systems add value, improve quality of patient care and reduce costs for clients.

The highly experienced Salus team is available to assess, consult and deploy telemedicine solutions for states, hospitals, Integrated Delivery Networks (IDN), school systems and enterprises, as well as a broad spectrum of payors.

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About TAPS
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. TAPS has assisted over 70,000 surviving family members, casualty officers and caregivers.

Our National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief camp has been held annually since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional Survivor Seminars and Good Grief Camps at locations across the country.

If you are suffering the loss of a military loved one, or if you know someone who can use our support, please call our toll-free help and information line now: 1-800-959-TAPS (8277).

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is a not-for-profit organization and is not part of, or endorsed by, the Department of Defense.

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