Locum Tenens Behavioral Health Staffing

Locum Tenens Behavioral Health Staffing

locum tenens behavioral health

Utilizing Behavioral Health Locums For Efficient Facility Staffing

Barton has built an expansive network with thousands of talented locum tenens behavioral health specialists across the country who specialize in psychiatry, psychology, neurology, addiction medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, outpatient services, inpatient services, medication management, and geriatrics/dementia who are seeking locum work at healthcare facilities nationwide for both short- and long-term assignments.  

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With mental health issues being the most common health problem faced by every 1 out of 5 Americans, the escalating prevalence of mental health disorders in the U.S. is driving a rapidly growing demand for medical professionals specializing in behavioral health as the behavioral health market skyrockets by a CAGR rate of 5.3% through 2027, as projected by Precendence Research. Utilizing locum tenens behavioral health providers to staff your healthcare facility is a proactive method of filling upcoming gaps in coverage at your healthcare organization.

Our skilled recruiters connect hundreds of top behavioral health physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with an inclusive mix of healthcare institutions throughout the U.S. every month. Barton’s vast network of over 25,000 behavioral health locums enables our teams to efficiently fulfill your unique staffing needs with the best locum medical providers across the country.

The expansive pool of behavioral health locums built by our experienced teams is inclusive of MDs, DOs, PsyDs, NPs, and PAs specializing in a broad range of fields, and our recruiters work hard every day to expand our database of talented locum tenens professionals so we can be sure that whenever our clients are seeking out behavioral health coverage, that Barton has their backs.


What Behavioral Health Specialties Does Barton Staff?

Our Database Consists of a Wide Variety of Behavioral Health Specialists



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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


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Forensic Psychiatry

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Geriatric Psychiatry

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Addiction Medicine

Child Neurology

Why Partner With Barton?

Showing The Barton Difference Through Unmatched Support and Efficient Staffing

Being a top locum tenens agency and leader in the healthcare staffing industry, Barton’s national footprint gives our teams the capability to services clients across every U.S. timezone with unmatched support from every angle. As a Barton client, your account manager will serve as your single point of contact to simplify your staffing process, and will provide you with superior 1 on 1 support in order to identify the best candidates across every state in the country to fill your specific behavioral health staffing needs.

Made up of over 300 skilled recruiters, our candidate search teams work diligently to find only the most qualified behavioral health locums throughout the country while also taking the time to collect all of the most pertinent information needed to streamline your candidate search, as well as conducting comprehensive reference checks for each provider. While Barton’s recruiters are busy identifying top candidates to add to our behavioral health database, our risk team takes care in vetting each and every locum coming through our recruitment process by running thorough background checks.

Barton’s specialized in-house licensing and credentialing teams simplify the onboarding process by processing all of the required paperwork for getting the behavioral health locums you need through the doors of your facility and ready to work, while our experienced travel team organizes every travel and lodging accommodation needed to ensure that our locums are fully equipped to start their assignments as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We add new contacts to our client base every day, and since 2001, our behavioral health locums have been successfully placed in a broad range of different practice settings including:

  • General Hospitals
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Inpatient Units 
  • Community Mental Health/Outpatient Clinics
  • Integrated Care Clinics/Programs
  • Psychiatric Emergency Rooms
  • Crisis Stabilization Units
  • Home Health Organizations
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Addiction/Substance Abuse Programs
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Indian Health Services
  • Residential Treatment Centers
  • Telehealth

How Locum Staffing Benefits Your Facility

Utilizing Locums to Fill Open Roles is Advantageous for Your Facility

When hiring a permanent behavioral health specialist, healthcare facilities are forced to pay for additional expenses on top of that provider’s salary, including but not limited to, benefits, signing bonuses, health insurance, and relocation fees. However, staffing with a locum tenens provider can save your healthcare organization up to $300,000 in expenses depending on your facility’s location!

The hiring process for full time behavioral health professionals also takes much longer than that of a locum provider, which means that as you search for a permanent candidate, your facility loses money due to gaps in patient care, low employee morale, interrupted workflow, as well as cost of lost referrals. With a locum tenens provider, your facility only needs to worry about salary, while we handle the rest!

Ready to start staffing with Barton?  Learn more about staffing with locums now or fill out the form on this page below after selecting “Looking to Staff”. 

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When you work with Barton, you’ll get specialized, 1 on 1 support from your dedicated account manager, who takes care of finding the right candidates, reviewing CVs, conducting initial interviews, and thoroughly checking references in order to fill your openings as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our providers are available to fill needs for just about any position, and can be available within as little as 24 hours for assignments ranging anywhere from a few days, to six months or longer.


From securing the perfect candidate, to credentialing and travel-related issues, our extensive operations team handles the entire locum tenens staffing process for you, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.


All you have to do is review the options and choose the best fit for your practice — We’ll handle malpractice insurance, licensing, credentialing, travel, and housing, helping to get your new locums to work as quickly as possible. It’s all facilitated by your personally assigned account manager, who will work with you every step of the way.


Our skilled recruiters establish strong connections with thousands of locum tenens medical professionals nationwide in order to ensure our clients can find the most experienced, qualified candidates needed to staff their facilities with ease. Get in touch with us today to start staffing with one of our experienced account managers!


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Brett C., Manager of Physician Recruitment  — The candidates I receive are invariably well-screened and informed.

Scott S., Locum Tenens Client — Barton is on my short list to call when our group has a locums need.

Connie, Medical Staffing Coordinator — I love working with you and hope that we can continue our working relationship.

Sandra G., Provider Scheduler — Their reliability, dedication, and flexibility has been essential in helping staff our centers throughout Florida.