Getting medical care isn’t always convenient, especially if you live in a remote area or have a work schedule that conflicts with your provider’s office hours. But with telehealth, you can get the care you need without an in-office visit. At Children Psych in Orange, California, Long Beach, California, and Phoenix, Arizona, our providers provide mental health services through telehealth. To find out more, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Telehealth Q & A
What is telehealth?
Telehealth is the use of advanced telecommunication technology to provide health services from a distance. Though often used interchangeably with telemedicine, telehealth includes more remote services.
Telemedicine is a virtual visit with your health provider. This includes visits by video chat or phone call. Telemedicine is a telehealth service.
Telehealth also includes the use of remote health monitoring tools. Our providers, for example, may use remote drug screening monitoring tools for her patients in recovery for alcohol addiction or opioid addiction.
Electronic communication — email, online chat, or text — between you and your provider is also a telehealth service. Our providers also uses electronic communication to submit a prescription to your pharmacy of choice.
What are the benefits of telehealth?
What happens during telehealth?
The specifics of your telehealth appointment with our providers at Children Psych depend on your personal needs. However, you can expect attentive and compassionate care.
Our providers may recommend a telehealth visit for your initial psychiatric evaluation so she can assess your mental health needs and determine your plan.
She may then schedule virtual therapy appointments to help you understand your mental health condition and make the changes necessary to treat your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Our providers may use telehealth services for psychiatric medication management, including check-ins with you to assess the effectiveness of your prescription and electronic submission of your prescription to your pharmacy.
Am I a candidate for telehealth?
Schedule an appointment at Children Psych to see if you’re a candidate for telehealth services. The psychiatric mental health care practice treats a broad range of conditions, including: