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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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