Telemedicine allows for treatment of any condition that does not require physical presence to treat. Psychiatry is uniquely suitable for telemedicine practice.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. Our licensed providers are able to prescribe medications for patients they diagnose and treat remotely.
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.
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.
When you contract with Orbit Health, we will provide your medical practice with all of the software and training necessary to implement our telepsychiatry services. The process is simple and requires very little setup.
Telepsychiatry allows your facility access to qualified, capable psychiatrists, including specialists in the field of incarceration, located anywhere around the country.