If you are a healthcare organization, clinic, or hospital that would benefit from expanded psychiatric services, Orbit Health is ready to help. We provide answers to the most frequently asked questions of healthcare organizations interested in expanding their telepsychiatry offerings.
What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is a branch of telemedicine. Telemedicine is a branch of medicine that involves remote evaluation and treatment of patients via live videoconferencing or telephonic equipment. Telepsychiatry utilizes online telecommunication technology to provide for long-distance clinical health care, patient and practitioner education, as well as public health and health administration. Telepsychiatry can include patient evaluations, therapy, medication management, education for practitioners, and other aspects of psychiatric care.

What conditions are treatable through telepsychiatry?
Do I need specialized equipment for telepsychiatry?
Is telepsychiatry subject to specific guidelines?
Is telepsychiatry as effective as in-person sessions?
Can medication be prescribed via telepsychiatry?
Where do patients receive treatment?
Is special software and training needed?