The Ultimate Guide to Telepsychiatry

Ask us anything telemental health, telepsychiatry & Orbit Health's services for healthcare organizations.

Has research been done to prove forensic telepsychiatry works? What’s the evidence base?

Yes, telepsychiatry has been comparable to in-person care among inmates in jail, prison, and correctional facilities. Video visits with telepsychiatric evaluations are used used to treat inmates with a variety of psychiatric illness in a range of severity, including severe mental illness.

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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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How does Orbit Health provide mobile response teams?

Orbit Health’s innovative mobile response team works with local law enforcement agencies to provide alternatives to arrest and incarceration for those suffering from mental and emotional difficulties.

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What hardware and apps should I use for telehealth visits for those with hearing impairments?

Consider using this computer equipment, hardware setup, and apps, for your telehealth and telepsychiatry visits.

Has research been done to prove child & adolescent telepsychiatry works? What’s the evidence base?

Yes, children, adolescents, and families can benefit from telepsychiatry. In a variety of mental health conditions such as ADHD, autism, and OCD, studies have indicated that video visits are useful in accessing psychiatric specialists and improving symptoms.

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What is Zoom Fatigue, and why does it occur?

Learn about videoconferencing fatigue and what to do about it.

Why choose Orbit Health for your correctional facility?

Led by the world’s leading experts and pioneers in correctional telepsychiatry, Orbit Health has specialized knowledge, skill, and experience to provide the finest quality of services to jails, prisons, juvenile detention centers, and forensic hospitals.

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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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How can I combat Zoom fatigue symptoms?

Videoconferencing can feel stressful. If you find yourself exhausted by all of the video calls, here are our 6 tips to combat Zoom fatigue symptoms.

What's the standard of care for telepsychiatry, compared to in-person care?

Telehealth is increasingly being adopted by providers, patients, hospitals, and clinics as a great way of providing access to much needed healthcare. But, there can be some uncertainty around what "standard of care" should apply.

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