Where do patients receive treatment?

Patients can visit their local clinic, medical office, or hospital. Wherever you can set up a private space for video conferencing, patients can comfortably sit and engage with our mental health professionals.

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Can medication be prescribed via telepsychiatry?

Yes. Our licensed providers are able to prescribe medications for patients they diagnose and treat remotely.

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Is telepsychiatry as effective as in-person sessions?

Research shows that telepsychiatry is just as effective as in-person, face-to-face care. Many patients, in fact, find that psychiatric treatment via videoconferencing is less intimidating or embarrassing.

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Do I need specialized equipment for telepsychiatry?

In order to implement telepsychiatry, you need only a solid internet connection (DSL, cable, T1 or higher) and a device capable of videoconferencing. While a laptop or PC with a good web camera and microphone are preferable, a tablet or even a smartphone can work in a pinch for teleconferencing.

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What conditions are treatable through telepsychiatry?

Telemedicine allows for treatment of any condition that does not require physical presence to treat. Psychiatry is uniquely suitable for telemedicine practice.

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What services does Orbit Health offer?

Orbit Health provides telepsychiatrists for community outpatient & inpatient services, addiction treatment centers, emergency departments & crisis centers, skilled nursing facilities & assisted living, and forensic evaluations & testimony.

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What is Zoom Fatigue, and why does it occur?

Learn about videoconferencing fatigue and what to do about it.

How can a provider start a telepsychiatry practice?

To start a telepsychiatry practice, you must be licensed by the state to practice, and meet the requirements of your practice. Ideally, you would have board certification in psychiatry.

How can I improve the telehealth experience for those with hearing difficulties or who are deaf?

Workflow tips, including staff to troubleshoot audio quality, involving a sign language interpreter, and sharing your screen

Does working for the federal government allow you to see patients via telepsychiatry, wherever you are?

While there are no absolute contraindications to patients being assessed or treated using telemental health, you have to check with your supervisor — and any applicable administrative rules and trainings — for these rules.

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