The Ultimate Guide to Telepsychiatry

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

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 #endthecycle? Why provide mental health care throughout the legal system?

At Orbit Health, we are determined to disrupt the cycle of mass incarceration of the mentally ill by inserting telepsychiatry at every stage of the criminal justice system.

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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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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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How can telepsychiatry help your correctional facility?

Telepsychiatry allows your facility access to qualified, capable psychiatrists, including specialists in the field of incarceration, located anywhere around the country.

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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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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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Why are mental health problems pervasive in correctional facilities?

The rate of mental illness in prisons may be as high as two to four times greater than in the general public.

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What is Forensic Psychiatry?

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.

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What are the benefits of telepsychiatry?

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.

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