Telepsychiatry for Mental Health Centers
Orbit Health Offers Comprehensive Counseling Services for Mental Health Facilities
Operating a mental health facility is a challenging endeavor. You may have patients suffering from a wide variety of conditions, and each could benefit from a different form of specialized knowledge and care. Maintaining that level of specialty is difficult for any facility, especially for facilities located in remote, rural, or otherwise difficult-to-reach locations. Telepsychiatry offers a means to utilize the services of psychiatric experts around the country, without the need to fly someone to your location or put physicians and patients at risk of infection due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Orbit Health offers telepsychiatry services for mental health centers in every state across the country. We bring licensed, qualified professionals to your mental health center by way of video conference technology. Our licensed practitioners can consult with your on-site physicians, meet with patients, suggest treatment options, and, depending on the state, even prescribe medication. All you need is a working internet connection and an appropriate room or space.
What is Telepsychiatry?
Telepsychiatry is a subset of telehealth, which generally refers to the practice of medicine remotely using telephonic or video communications technology. Telepsychiatry allows a mental health care professional in one room to conference with doctors, pharmacists, staff or patients anywhere else in the country. Consultations, advice, opinions, diagnosis, and treatment can all be handled via video conferencing, to the comfort level of all parties involved and as permitted by each state’s laws and regulations.
The Benefits of Telepsychiatry for Mental Health Centers
Orbit Health offers telepsychiatry services across the United States. We partner with mental health professionals of all manner of specialty and bring those professionals to your mental health facility. Traditional treatment methods limit facilities to the doctors that either live nearby or can be flown in. With telepsychiatry, you can conference in an expert in any specialty you need–PTSD, grief, drug addiction, borderline personality disorder, etc.–with minor cost and trouble. All you need is a room with a computer or tablet and a working internet connection. You can offer your patients the best, most targeted treatment and care without having to spend thousands of dollars and significant effort onboarding a new physician in person.
Telepsychiatry also allows for the treatment of patients without having to worry about the safety of any party involved. During the coronavirus pandemic, it can be both difficult and dangerous to bring in outside parties for treatment, risking exposure of the virus to both physicians and patients. Moreover, if a patient presents a danger to treating physicians due to their condition, telepsychiatry keeps the parties safely distant while still offering intimate counseling and care.
Patients Respond to Telepsychiatry
Telepsychiatry operates in every way the same as other patient interviews, aside from the remote connection. While some facilities worry that patients will resist telehealth treatment or find it impersonal, studies have shown that once patients get past any initial concerns over the new medium, they get just as much out of treatment via teleconferencing. Patients report increasing comfort and satisfaction with treatment once they use it, and some patients even prefer remote treatment over sharing a room with a relative stranger. Telepsychiatry is being used in medical offices, correctional facilities, and mental health centers across the country, and Orbit Health is at the cutting edge of the new era.
Call Orbit Health to Work With Our Licensed and Professional Psychiatric Care Experts Today
If you operate a mental health facility, you can benefit from the consultation, diagnoses, advice, counseling, and opinions of seasoned experts in all mental health fields. With Orbit Health, you do not have to rely on practitioners already located in your area, nor do you have to worry about safety concerns such as coronavirus contamination. Orbit Health will connect you with licensed, experienced psychiatric professionals, brought directly to any location that has internet access. If you are looking to expand the services available at your mental health center, contact Orbit Health today!