Telepsychiatry for Addiction Treatment Centers

Addiction Treatment CentersEffective treatment of substance abuse and addiction cannot happen without adequate management of underlying mental health disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety. Psychiatric medication management is a crucial component of comprehensive treatment. Yet, many addiction treatment centers have difficulty retaining high quality psychiatrists.

Orbit Health Telepsychiatry can solve your psychiatry staffing problems. Telepsychiatrists are made available to clinics and residential treatment programs. Face-to-face appointments with patients happen virtually and will look and feel almost identical to in-person appointments. The telepsychiatrists are also available to consult with other members of the treatment team via videoconference.

Telepsychiatry can significantly improve patient outcomes, thereby providing a competitive advantage for addiction treatment programs.

Here’s how it works:

Identify a small confidential area in your clinic or residential treatment program. All you really need is internet access, a desk, and a chair. We will place a video screen there and provide psychiatrists via high quality videoconferencing technology. We can use your existing computers or devices to stream a connection over a web-based telepsychiatry platform. Alternatively, we can provide a portable device that is dedicated to telepsychiatry and is always on. The technologies we use are specifically designed for telehealth encounters and are HIPAA compliant. Clinical encounters are not recorded.

When the patient is ready to be seen, our telepsychiatrist will appear on the screen to provide expert clinical care. After the session, the telepsychiatrist will submit the clinical documentation directly into your electronic health record.

What are the advantages of Orbit Health Telepsychiatry?

  • Providing telepsychiatry staff with expertise and training in addiction and recovery
  • Providing psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy
  • Participating in treatment team meetings and consultation with onsite staff
  • Increasing patient satisfaction
  • Improving patient outcomes
  • Reducing costs of recruiting, hiring, managing and retaining onsite staff

Mental Health that Revolves Around You

The greatest strength of Orbit Health is that we tailor our services to meet the unique needs of your setting. We make sure that the videoconferencing interfaces look and feel right for your environment, and that they are a good match with your existing infrastructure. We will provide ongoing technical support to make sure the connection is reliable.

We also give you options for telepsychiatry coverage. Choose on-demand psychiatrists as needed or decide on a regular schedule for appointments. If there is another way you need coverage, we’d like to know. We strive to find the solution that works best for you.

Orbit Health only hires team-oriented psychiatrists of the highest quality. Our goal is to advance the treatment goals through great interdisciplinary collaboration. We will work hard to make sure our psychiatrists are a good fit for your team. We won’t rest until you are 100% satisfied our telepsychiatry services.

Contact Orbit Health today to learn more!