Accelerating Access to Quality Care in Rural

and Frontier Communities


Dear Patients and Partners: Avicenna Telepsychiatry is changing its name to Frontier Psychiatry. After much thought and discussion, we discovered that, according to our team and community partners, "Frontier Psychiatry" more clearly captures the essence of our mission in the name. Our focus is to deliver high quality psychiatric care to the people living in rural and frontier communities. At the same time, we will redefine the frontiers of psychiatric care in underserved communities through innovation and creativity. Thank you to everyone who has embarked on this journey with us...there are lots of great things to come!

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Direct-to-patient services across the care continuum, including inpatient, outpatient, and emergency settings.


Accelerate the adoption of Collaborative Care, the gold standard in primary care based behavioral health integration.


Training and supervision for future psychiatrists, most of whom are likely to provide virtual care as telepsychiatry becomes ubiquitous.



Eric, Arzubi, MD

Reza Hosseini Ghomi, MD, MSE

Katherine Jong, MD

Messina Michalsky, PMHNP


By 2025, anyone in Montana who requires psychiatric care can get it when needed.



Frontier Psychiatry was created in 2019 by passionate psychiatrists who believe that every community deserves access to great psychiatric care.

We feel that smaller, underserved communities are often overlooked or overcharged by larger telepsychiatry companies looking to grow their business quickly.  We know that one-size-fits-all telepsychiatry does not work.

As a result, we decided to launch Frontier Psychiatry by collaborating with healthcare organizations in rural states, starting with Montana, working with local partners to assess and overcome regional barriers to care. 


Rural states like Montana, Wyoming and Alaska consistently post the worst suicide rates in the US.  This health disparity needs to be eliminated.  Vulnerable populations, including military Veterans and Native American communities, are disproportionately affected.


We also recognize that psychiatry training programs often don’t prepare trainees with the requisite skills to deliver high quality virtual clinical care.  Telepsychiatry is central to expanding access to care for everyone.


Frontier Psychiatry is dedicated to training and supervising future psychiatrists by offering virtual clinical rotations to ensure that tomorrow’s mental health workforce is prepared to meet the challenges associated with providing care to all communities.


To deliver best-in-nation telepsychiatry services through collaboration, innovation, and education.



For more information, please contact us via this form.  

We do not currently accept self-referrals.  Please work through one of our community partners to access our services.

A Montana-Focused Partnership to Tackle our Mental Health Crisis

Press Release ( - BOZEMAN, Mont. - Aug 19, 2020 - In a few short weeks, Frontier Psychiatry connected Montanans across the state to psychiatry services. This was accomplished by the CrossTx Care Coordination Platform, recent recipient of the MT Innovation Grant in response to COVID-19. 

A Platform to Integrate Referrals, Care Coordination and Telepsychiatry

A new partnership aims to improve behavioral health access and care coordination in one of the most underserved, highest need parts in the country.

Frontier Psychiatry, a telepsychiatry provider, and CrossTx, a referral management solutions provider, have teamed up to make it happen. The goal is to make psychiatric care accessible to all the residents of Montana by 2025.

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Charlie Health offers first virtual group therapy option for struggling Montanans

BOZEMAN – Charlie Health, a virtual intensive outpatient program for teens and young adults, today announced their launch in Montana. Charlie Health’s announcement marks Montana’s first-ever video-based IOP program.

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