The Ultimate Guide to Telepsychiatry

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

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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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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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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How can telepsychiatry help your correctional facility?

Telepsychiatry allows your facility access to qualified, capable psychiatrists, including specialists in the field of incarceration, located anywhere around the country.

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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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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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How can Orbit Health serve community mental health?

Orbit Health has extensive experience providing essential telepsychiatry services to community mental health programs such as county outpatient clinics, inpatient units, and crisis stabilization centers.

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How can telepsychiatry help during COVID-19?

The field of telepsychiatry allows individuals who are subject to shelter-in-place orders to get the mental health services they need without having to risk physical proximity near other individuals.

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What is #endthecycle? Why provide mental health care throughout the legal system?

At Orbit Health, we are determined to disrupt the cycle of mass incarceration of the mentally ill by inserting telepsychiatry at every stage of the criminal justice system.

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How do you prescribe long-acting injectables via telepsychiatry?

Prescribing long-acting injectables (LAI) is similar to that of prescribing any medication — determine the dose, frequency, and applicable dispensing location. We cover Injection Center networks, pharmacy capabilities, and examples of health systems that offer long-acting injectables.

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