Telepsychiatry for facilities, communities and patients

Telemedicine services are two-way, interactive video and audio communications between a physician and a patient with the purpose of performing a medical assessment, making a diagnosis and treating a psychiatric condition. Recent progress in video technology and electronic communications has made it possible to replicate the benefits of one-on-one therapy, no matter where the doctor and patient are located. Psychiatry and mental health are particularly suitable applications for this technology due to the talk-intensive nature of psychiatric and mental health evaluation and treatment. Telemedicine is therefore a growing niche in modern healthcare. This modern technology allows mental health professionals to use their skills and knowledge without physically being present next to the patient.

Telepsychiatry is an effective solution to the dilemma of finding treatment for your patients in rural and remote locations where professional psychiatric care is unavailable or available with limitations.

Services that can be performed via Telepsychiatry:

  • Scheduled initial psychiatric evaluations with complete documentation, treatment recommendations and coordination with multidisciplinary medical team
  • Scheduled routine visits for pharmacological management with complete documentation, treatment recommendations and coordination with multidisciplinary medical team
  • Scheduled individual and group therapy with complete documentation, treatment recommendations and coordination with multidisciplinary medical team
  • Scheduled forensic and legal evaluations with complete documentation in the form of structured narrative report
  • 24/7 on-call psychiatrists for emergency consultations via telepsychiatry sessions
  • Onsite psychiatric testing services on a scheduled basis to ensure early detection and clinical determination of the effectiveness of treatment and psychiatric medications
  • Assistance in selection and submission of grant applications to one of the 26 U.S. federal grant-making agencies, as well as numerous state and foundation funding sources.
  Benefits for patients and community members:
  • patients with psychiatric disorders, mental health issues and neurological disorders can access high quality psychiatric care (previously unavailable) with ease and convenience
  • eliminate stress and expenses associated with travel to major city
  • reduced waiting time to be seen by psychiatrist
  • quicker, more accurate diagnosis results in more effective treatment
  • patients’ comfort and satisfaction from receiving treatment in familiar environment in community hospital or health center
  • relatives and family members’assurance that their loved ones are getting high quality psychiatric care to manage underlying mental health disorders instead of just physical symptoms or behavioral problems.
  Benefits for facilities:
  • retain patients and attract new patients by making highly specialized psychiatric care available on-site
  • compliance with high healthcare standards while providing better medical care and receiving additional reimbursement for telemedicine visits (originating site fee)
  • improved therapeutic outcomes, discontinuance of unnecessary medications and prevention of dangerous behavior
  • video recording of each session adds a layer of protection for facility’s medical and administrative team
  • improved relationships with families and referral sites as a result of better patient care.
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Contact us today at (909) 484-3500 to learn how you can benefit from telepsychiatry!