… Too bad Lucy doesn’t live here.
Mental health is not a topic most people want to talk about, especially if it’s their own. Unfortunately, there are not many options on the Eastside to go to for help if psychoactive medication is needed.
There is only one “in person” psychiatrist available in both Inyo and Mono counties. There are no private psychiatrists in Mono County and one in Inyo.
Dr. Leo Pisculli of Bishop has been in practice for decades, but is cutting back his practice. The shortage currently being back-filled with telepsychiatry, or video-conferencing with a doctor. Telepsychiatry is used by Mono County Behavioral Health, Toyiabe Indian Health Project, Southern Mono Hospital and Sierra Park Clinic. Inyo County Behavioral Health is looking into telemedicine as well.