telepsychiatry illinois and florida

What is Telepsychiatry?

what is telepsychiatry
Telepsychiatry and Teletherapy offer a great way to stay in touch in the comfort of your own home.

What is Telepsychiatry?

“Telepsychiatry” involves the use of computer-assisted devices to provide counseling and psychiatric medication management services.  Here, the client and provider will usually interface over the computer using a secure, HIPAA-compliant portal in order to “meet” virtually over the internet.  

Teletherapy is an important advancement in bringing behavioral healthcare to clients who might otherwise have difficulty coming into an office setting.  It is also important because it removes the stigma associated with going into the psychiatric clinic – instead, bringing the provider to the client in the comfort, safety, and privacy of his or her own home.

With advancements in technology, the availability and scope of Telehealth services are increasing.  Now, clients are able to be seen virtually from just about anywhere even if they live very far from the nearest psychiatric clinic.  Prescriptions can be completed electronically and available for pick up at a pharmacy of the client’s choosing.  

If you would like to take advantage of GBH’s Telepsychiatry capabilities, please Contact Us or set an appointment on this website making sure to let us know your desire for a virtual office visit.