ReACHTelepsychiatry is a way to access comprehensive psychiatric care from the comfort of your home.
What is Telepsychiatry?
Telepsychiatry is the application of telemedicine to the specialty field of Psychiatry. The term describes the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care through video-conferencing.
At ReACH Psychiatry
Psychiatric treatment of patients who are at home or in another private setting is called home-basedtelepsychiatryor direct-to-consumer telepsychiatry, and it can require only a webcam and high-speed internet service.
Telebehavioural healthis the use of telecommunications technology to provide behavioural health services. At ReACH Psychiatry, we provide telemental health services that include traditional psychotherapy and psychiatric consultation services through real-time videoconferencing.
What do Telepsychiatry providers do?
At ReACH Psychiatry and Counselling Centre, telepsychiatry providers offer a full range of psychiatric services via video technology.
This includes assessment, screening, diagnosis, treatment, consultations and subsequent follow-ups. Telepsychiatry providers prescribe medication as necessary and conduct medication management on an ongoing basis.
Is Telepsychiatry effective?
Yes, telepsychiatry has been proven as an effective medium care for essentially all populations and within all settings.
Unlike many other online behavioral health platforms, ReACH Psychiatry allows individuals to access to psychiatric assessments and medication management from the comfort and convenience of their own homes or other private spaces. We use our telepsychiatry experience to train all of our providers in telebehavioral health best practices so consumers can get the most out of their online sessions.
When to opt for Telepsychiatry? (Consumers)
Anyone who wants the convenience of seeing a behavioral health provider online can use this facility
- People looking for a specialist
- People living in areas without many providers
- People with full-time jobs
- People with non-traditional work hours
- People who travel a lot
- Busy parents
- Young professionals
- College students
- Children and adolescents
- Family members who want to receive family counselling from multiple locations
- People with mobility limitations
Who are the Providers at ReACH Psychiatry?
- Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
- Clinical Psychologists
- Child and Adolescent Psychologists
- Marital Counsellors
- Licensed Professional Counsellors
- Licensed Mental Health Counsellors
- Behaviour Analysts
Individuals can access telepsychiatry sessions using smart-phones, tablets or computers equipped with webcams. No special equipment, software or app downloads are needed.
Request an appointment for teleconsultation at ReACH Psychiatry
APA’s current policy on telepsychiatry, updated from its 1995 iteration with consultation from APA’s Council on Quality Care (and other Components) states:
“Telemedicine in psychiatry, using video conferencing, is a validated and effective practice of medicine that increases access to care. The American Psychiatric Association supports the use of telemedicine as a legitimate component of a mental health delivery system to the extent that its use is in the best interest of the patient and is in compliance with the APA policies on medical ethics and confidentiality.”