BRANSON, Mo.– Stone and Taney counties will now have easier access to mental health professionals.

Burrell is expanding its presence in the counties, including the schools. CoxHealth and the schools are bringing a staff psychiatrist onboard.

Cox Branson’s psychiatrist will start on September 18.

Cox has used telepsychiatry as a means of getting help for those going through a mental health crisis. Now they’ll have a doctor on staff.

Burrell will soon implement a telepsychiatry system for their outpatient therapy.