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 psychotherapy appointments?
Do you lack health insurance, or does your health insurance fail to fully cover your mental health needs?
TeleMental Health (or Telehealth/Telemedicine) is a fairly recent innovation. TeleMental Health allows the facilitation of health-related services to patients via live video conferencing. 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 mental health professionals to interact with clients through a convenient video call.
Using your smart phone, you can consult with a licensed mental health counselor to receive ongoing care when your primary care mental health professional is unavailable, to have a remote therapy or counseling appointment.
TeleMental Health 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, TeleMental Health appointments can help by removing the need to leave your home to attend an appointment.
In the United States, approximately 80 million people have inadequate health insurance, or no health insurance at all. TeleMental Health can be more affordable for clients paying out of pocket.
So if this sounds like you:
- You lack health insurance, or recently lost coverage
- Your mental health problem isn’t covered by your insurance
- You don’t have the right type of mental health professional nearby
- You lack the time or resources to get to an in-person mental health appointment
- You want the ease and convenience of a video conference appointment
… then TeleMental Health services may be just what you need.
The convenience of scheduling an appointment through a phone app cannot be understated. Quickly pick a date and time, and you’ve scheduled your online appointment. There’s no need to get ready, or even leave your bed or couch. If you have social anxiety or phobias that cause you to avoid social interactions, TeleMental Health makes it easier for you to get therapy or medication.
Do you need to see a licensed mental health therapist, but are unable to leave your home? Are you looking for a cost-effective alternative to seeing a mental health provider? Our convenient TeleMental Health app can help. Get started with this TeleMental Health instructional: TeleMental Health FAQs.