Modern technology is making everything easier, and that includes visits to the doctor. At Compass Mental Health & Wellness in Houston, our team offers telemedicine and telepsychiatry services, so you can always get the care you need even when you can’t come into the office.
Here are a few reasons to choose telemedicine for your psychiatric evaluation.
How telemedicine works
When you schedule a telemedicine appointment, you avoid a trip to the doctor’s office and instead see and talk with your doctor through your smartphone, computer, or tablet. To connect to your appointment, we use a video-conference software provided by doxy.me.
This program is secure and HIPAA-compliant, so the entire conversation is completely private — just like being at a traditional, in-office appointment. However, the added convenience of telemedicine means you can get timely and effective treatment for a wide range of mental health issues. With a telemedicine appointment, you can get the following services:
Telemedicine makes it easy to get the care you need, wherever and whenever you need it.
The benefits of telemedicine
Telemedicine isn’t new, but advancements in technology are making it more popular than ever. Not only does telemedicine make it easier to get last-minute appointments, but it also means:
- Less travel time and missed work
- Fewer disruptions to child- or elder-care schedules
- Expanded access to psychiatric care
- Increased continuity of care
Telemedicine appointments can even make people feel more comfortable during their therapy sessions. That’s because it can be easier to feel more relaxed in your own home than in a clinic or office setting.
When to consider telemedicine for a psychiatric evaluation
The short answer is that it’s always a good idea to consider telemedicine if you need a psychiatric evaluation. This innovative approach makes it possible to receive affordable, accessible, and convenient mental health services. Studies show it’s especially effective for treating conditions like depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If you have a smartphone or another device with a camera and audio so you can see and hear your doctor, you can use telemedicine. Once you connect, your provider will work with you as if you were on-site at Compass Mental Health & Wellness.
Don’t wait to get the mental health care services you need. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Compass Mental Health & Wellness today.