The Ultimate Guide to Telepsychiatry

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

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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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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How does telepsychiatry work for forensic evaluations?

A brief primer on how telepsychiatry works for forensic evaluations.

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How can Orbit Health serve residential youth homes?

Working in partnership with residential youth homes, Orbit Health has vast experience serving vulnerable youth remotely, through state-of-the-art videoconferencing technology.

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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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How can Orbit Health provide COVID-19 psychiatry services?

Orbit Health Telepsychiatry can solve your psychiatry staffing problems. The greatest strength of Orbit Health is that we tailor our services to meet the unique needs of your setting.

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What is the standard of care for telepsychiatry and/or telemedicine?

The standard of care for telemedicine is often considered to be the same or similar to in person care. However, there are some special considerations a prudent provider should think about which are listed in this article. It is important to consult with the state medical board of the state where you and your patient are located as well as consult with legal counsel prior to practicing healthcare or telehealth.

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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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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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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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