The health and well-being of students contribute to the success of higher education institutions both in enrollment and retention. Virtual care programs and telehealth platforms help remove barriers to care, offer 24/7 support, and scale a diverse provider network as an extension of existing on-campus healthcare services. However, identifying funds for virtual mental health resources isn’t a simple task. As the demand for mental health resources continues to surge on campus, it’s imperative to have support available to students in their time of need.
It’s important to know you are not alone in this process. Listed below are a few sources of funding to consider for your virtual health and well-being program:
- Federal funds
- State funds
- Institutional funds
- Student health services fees
Higher education decision-makers and campus health professionals are looking at how to best allocate resources. As budgets tighten, virtual health care equips campuses with efficient, cost-effective access to care that complements existing campus health resources. Virtual healthcare options provide care for students when and where they need it.
Assessing your campus health resources can help identify ways for optimizations. These assessments take a closer look at the opportunities where healthcare resources could be optimized to improve student outcomes, engagement, and retention.
Take TimelyMD’s Campus Health Assessment, here.
Coupled with the virtual healthcare funding options above, your campus healthcare program can impact:
- Student health through greater access to additional care.
- Engagement – healthier students are more engaged on campus and in the classroom.
- Retention by keeping students healthy and in school.