What is Telepsychiatry?
Psychiatric care where quality of care and convenience of care is matched. It’s just that simple! Telepsychiatry has been around for years and is growing rapidly as a result of the pandemic. Appointments are made easy with the use of a smartphone or a computer using only secure, encrypted, HIPAA compliant methods of communication. In order to custom tailor your treatment plan, you may require frequent visits, especially during the first month. Telepsychiatry is an excellent option if you suffer from disorders such as anxiety, depression and ADHD. Telepsychiatry is likely not an appropriate option of you suffer from psychotic disorders/schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, have active substance abuse/addiction problems and active self-harm. Benzodiazepines are generally not started in this practice.
Tela-NP specializes in :
- Depression: including major depression, seasonal affective disorder, adjustment disorder
- Anxiety: including general anxiety and panic disorders, as well as adjustment disorder
- ADHD: with evidence-based screening for symptoms and specialized approach to managing symptoms
How Telepsychiatry works:
These sessions take place after the initial visit to help evaluate and monitor your progress, track improvement of symptoms, establish new goals, and discuss any side effects or questions you have about your treatment. These visits typically last 20-25 minutes depending on progress.
Insurances accepted for Telepsychiatry:
Optum / United Healthcare / Oxford / OSCAR, with more on the way!