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Telepsychiatry at Wellness Psychiatry: Bridging the Gap to Quality Mental Health Care

Wellness Psychiatry is committed to meeting all of our patients’ mental health care needs by using the most advanced methods available. Telepsychiatry is an option that Wellness Psychiatry has been offering since 2018; it’s a way of providing mental health care that uses telecommunications technology to bring professionals to you. In this detailed service page, we’ll explore the many uses and advantages of telepsychiatry.

Telepsychiatry: What You Need to Know

The field of telepsychiatry is an essential part of telemedicine, which is defined as the use of electronic means of communication—specifically, videoconferencing—to provide patients with a wide variety of traditional medical care. It eliminates geographical limitations by linking patients and their psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner and/or therapist using electronic means of communication. Several types of psychiatric treatment fall under this umbrella of service provision:

  • Psychiatric evaluations and diagnoses
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Client education
  • Medication management

Effectiveness of Telepsychiatry

Telepsychiatry has been shown to be an efficient and effective substitute for conventional face-to-face mental health care. Results and patient satisfaction with Telepsychiatry are comparable to those with in-person care, as attested to by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance misuse, and schizophrenia are just some of the ailments that have shown improvement with its use.

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Benefits of Telepsychiatry

There are many positive outcomes associated with the use of telepsychiatry.

Convenience and Accessibility

Patients in rural or outlying places now have a treatment option thanks to telepsychiatry because it eliminates the need for them to go.


Both direct and indirect costs can be reduced by using telepsychiatry as opposed to in-person care.

Accessibility Improvement

Telepsychiatry improves healthcare outcomes for all by increasing access to care for those living in rural or underserved areas.

Integration of Behavioral and Primary Care

With the help of telepsychiatry, general care and mental health services can be better coordinated to benefit patients.

Quality of Care

Quality of care research shows that telepsychiatry is well received by patients, doctors, nurse practitioners and therapists. Some patients may feel more comfortable opening up in a less formal setting, and it can be more cost-effective than hospitalization.

Continuity of Care

The shorter intervals between visits improve continuity of treatment by allowing for more frequent interactions between providers and patients.

Reduction in ER Visits

Benefiting both patients and healthcare systems, preventative mental health care delivered via Telepsychiatry can drastically minimize visits to the emergency room.

Reduction in Stigma

Telepsychiatry’s anonymity helps break down barriers to care for those struggling with mental health issues.

Mitigation of Mental Health Professional Shortages

With the help of telepsychiatry, people from all over the world can get the mental health care they need, regardless of their location.

How Telepsychiatry Works

Telepsychiatry functions in much the same way as in-person appointments. These appointments take place in private through a HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform. Telepsychiatry is similar to conventional mental health care in that it entails a treatment plan, therapy, medication, and follow-up visits.

Insurance Coverage

Telepsychiatry in most cases is covered by your insurance. It is important for patients to check with their insurance provider prior to arranging an appointment, as most private insurance plans reimburse for some Telepsychiatry treatments.

Choosing the Right Telepsychiatry Provider

Telepsychiatry is changing the face of mental health care by providing a practical, easily accessible, and highly efficient substitute for traditional in-person services. It may help with issues of accessibility, stigma, expense, and health outcomes. Wellness Psychiatry is here to help you on your path to better mental health if you are considering Telepsychiatry as a treatment option.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Telepsychiatry

What is telepsychiatry?

Telecommunications technology, such as video conferencing, is used in telepsychiatry to deliver mental health care remotely. The requirement for in-person visits to a psychiatrist or other mental health expert is eliminated, and patients can instead receive care through online sessions. Per office policy, many patients are still required to come into the office at least once per year, when being prescribed medication.

How does telepsychiatry work?

Sessions take place on private video conferencing services, through a HIPAA compliant electronic health record. Appointments with qualified therapists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and psychiatrists are available for patients. Similar to in-person consultations, patients and their provider can see and talk to one another during these sessions.

What services can I receive through telepsychiatry?

Individual treatment, group therapy, family therapy, medication management, and patient education are just some of the psychiatric services that can be provided via telepsychiatry. It’s a flexible and efficient choice because it encompasses so many facets of mental health care.

Is telepsychiatry as effective as in-person psychiatric services?

For many mental health issues, telepsychiatry is equally beneficial as in-person care. According to studies, this results in better outcomes and happy patients. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance misuse are just few of the diseases that may benefit greatly from this method of treatment.

Who can benefit from telepsychiatry?

Children, teenagers, and adults of all ages can benefit from telepsychiatry. It’s a great option for people who live in remote places, have trouble getting about, or just like the flexibility of virtual meetings.

Does insurance cover telepsychiatry services?

Telepsychiatry services may be covered by insurance depending on the provider and the patient’s location. Most telepsychiatry services are covered by insurance. You should contact your insurance company to learn about your specific policy’s coverage.

Is telepsychiatry the same as online therapy?

Telepsychiatry is used by psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners for medication management. Psychologists, therapists, and counselors use telepsychiatry to provide online therapy as a form of counseling or psychotherapy.

How can I get started with telepsychiatry?

Please reach out to the Wellness Psychiatry office by calling 303-747-5051 or email at The office will help the patient decide if telepsychiatry is appropriate for them. The office will also check each prospective patient’s insurance to confirm benefits prior to care.

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