Telepsychiatry is the delivery of psychiatric treatment remotely, using live video-teleconferencing equipment (VTC). Telepsychiatry has been approved by the American Psychiatric Association, and a growing body of research data clearly demonstrates that psychiatric treatment via telemedicine can be as effective as when delivered during traditional outpatient appointments.
Advances in technology and internet infrastructure allow for a crisp and secure VTC communication with your provider from the comfort of your own home or office. Tele-psychiatry is a mental health service that is private, convenient, effective, and meets the standard of care for traditional outpatient appointments – without the hassle of driving, parking, and waiting rooms.
- Tele-psychiatry services are $75 and must be paid in advance of your appointment.
- Some insurance companies provide coverage for tele-psychiatry. It will be your responsibility to determine if your plan covers this service. If it does, you will be provided a receipt that can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement.
- If you are being prescribed Schedule II medications such as Adderall, Ritalin, or Vyvnase, the prescriptions will be mailed to you.
- For additional information, please review the TelePsychiatry Consent Form