Do you need support for an illness or disorder, but can’t make it to an in-person appointment?
Are you a busy stay-at-home or working parent, and don’t have time to schedule or keep doctor appointments?
Telehealth (or telemedicine) is a fairly recent innovation. Telehealth allows the facilitation of health-related services to patients via live video conferencing or phone call. Thanks to modern technology, just about everyone in the U.S. has a smart phone or tablet capable of video chat. This ease of access to make video calls has revolutionized the health industry, allowing healthcare providers to interact with patients through a convenient phone call.
Using your smart phone, tablet, or laptop, you can consult with a mental health professional to have a remote therapy or counseling appointment.
Telehealth appointments can be very beneficial if getting to a traditional in-person appointment is a hassle for you. If you lack the time or resources to use public transportation, are physically disabled or live in a remote area, telehealth appointments can help by removing the need to leave your home to attend an appointment. During the current pandemic, it allows you to seek services while following the stay at home mandate. Studies have shown that telehealth is just as effective as face to face therapy for individual counseling. They are still studying the effectiveness of teletherapy with couples counseling.
Rates for telehealth are the same as rates for face to face counseling. Blue Cross Blue Shield has expanded its telehealth policies and benefits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Payments can be made through Square on this website. Do you need to see a therapist, but are unable to leave your home? Contact us today to schedule an appointment.