Telepsychiatry gives you the opportunity to receive your mental health care from the comfort of your own home, and it’s proven to be just as effective and satisfactory as in-person care. The team at Mindful Behavioral Health PLLC in Boca Raton, Florida, offers secure, and easy-to-use telepsychiatry that doesn’t require you to download programs or create an account. Some insurances are now paying for this service. To learn more about telepsychiatry services, call the office or contact us online today.
Telepsychiatry, or telemedicine, offers mental health services using video conferencing, which gives you the option of receiving the care you need without traveling to the office. Your video conference is done using a HIPAA-complaint platform, Doxy.me, that encrypts your sessions to ensure privacy but doesn’t store patient information.
Professional psychiatric organizations recognize telepsychiatry as an important and valid way for mental health professionals and patients to interact. Telepsychiatry delivers the same diagnostic accuracy, treatment effectiveness, and quality of care that you receive from in-person care.
While getting the care you need from your own home is one of its top benefits, telepsychiatry also means you don’t need to take time off from work, get a babysitter, or worry about transportation.
Many patients are more comfortable relaxing at home, especially if they have an anxiety disorder or depression. As a result, they find it’s easier to communicate during therapy.
Telepsychiatry also allows you to keep your regularly scheduled appointments even if you’re out of town. As long as you have a laptop, smartphone, or tablet and a good Internet connection, you can connect with the Mindful Behavioral Health team from any location.
Using the Doxy.me platform makes telepsychiatry as easy as possible. You don’t need to create an account or download software. You only need to log on to Mindful Behavioral Health’s website, click on the Doxy.me link, and check in, just as if you came to the office and signed in. When it’s time for your scheduled appointment, your provider starts the video conference.
Before your first video conference, you’ll need to call or email the office to schedule an appointment. You’ll also receive consent forms that must be completed and returned before your appointment.
Telepsychiatry is currently offered after regular office hours at Mindful Behavioral Health. However, as the program expands, your provider will keep you updated about appointment availability.
You can have an initial evaluation, a follow-up appointment, or psychotherapy during your video conference. Your provider can also prescribe medication and electronically submit your prescription to your preferred pharmacy.
To learn more about telepsychiatry, call Mindful Behavioral Health or contact us online today.