What is Telepsychiatry?
Telemedicine is the process of providing health care from a distance through technology, often using videoconferencing. Telepsychiatry, a subset of telemedicine, can involve providing a range of services including psychiatric evaluations, therapy (individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy), patient education and medication management. Telepsychiatry can involve direct interaction between you mental health provider and the patient. Mental health care can be delivered in a live, interactive communication.
Benefits of Telepsychiatry
Video-based telepsychiatry helps meet patients’ needs for convenient, affordable and readily-accessible mental health services. It can benefit patients in a number of ways, such as:
Improve access to mental health specialty care that might not otherwise be available (e.g., in rural areas)
Bring care to the patient’s location
Help integrate behavioral health care and primary care, leading to better outcomes
Reduce the need for trips to the emergency room
Reduce delays in care
Improve continuity of care and follow-up
Reduce the need for time off work, childcare services, etc. to access appointments far away
Reduce potential transportation barriers, such as lack of transportation or the need for long drives
Reduce the barrier of stigma
which devices can i use for my video visit?
Use a computer, tablet, or smartphone (iPhone, iPad, or Android). Log into your Charm Health Patient Portal account to check-in for your video visit.
is my video
Yes! The video technology uses bank-grade encryption (HIPPA Compliant). However, make sure you find a quiet, private place in your home or office for your appointment.
How can I ensure a great video visit?
1. Log in 15 minutes early.
2. Check internet connection is strong.
3. Use headphones to eliminate background noise.
4. Hold tight as we sometimes we run a few minutes behind.