On Tuesday, Salus Telehealth, Inc. — a market leader and trusted advisor within the telehealth industry — announced the company has partnered with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to offer grief counseling support services to surviving military family members.
The services will be offered at no cost through the Salus VideoMedicine mobile platform.
If you’re not familiar, 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.
“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.”