The Ultimate Guide to Telepsychiatry

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

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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Can you get reimbursements for video devices for patients who don't have a computer or smartphone?

Getting reimbursements for video devices vary depending on your work setting. Look to your workplace's patient support services, local and state government funding programs, and federally-supported services.

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

Yes, telepsychiatry is comparable to in-person visits. In fact, studies have shown that telepsychiatry is effective for diagnosing mental disorders across ages — children, adults, and the elderly — and across ethnicities.

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Is telepsychiatry subject to specific guidelines and laws?

Telepsychiatry practitioners follow federal and state guidelines, such as the Ryan Haight Act for controlled substance prescriptions, and the COVID-19 public health emergency exemptions.

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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 telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is a form of telemedicine that generally refers to the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care via telecommunication, typically using videoconferencing software.

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