A brief primer on how telepsychiatry works for forensic evaluations.
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.
Forensic psychiatrists are often hired by lawyers and judges to act as expert witnesses for both criminal and civil cases. They conduct psychiatric evaluations and offer opinions about how mental health issues relate to the case.
Telepsychiatry is a form of telemedicine that generally refers to the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care via telecommunication, typically using videoconferencing software.
Telepsychiatry can be much more economically feasible for many individuals who are unable to afford mental health care. Telepsychiatry also brings mental health care to regions that are currently under-served, such as rural areas.
In many cases, forensic evaluations and testimony can be accomplished remotely via videoconferencing. Forensic telepsychiatry makes sense, and it saves time and money.
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.
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.
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.
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.