Telemedicine and telepsychiatry are secure and convenient ways for patients living in an increasingly virtual world to access mental and psychiatric health care services. If you're considering seeing a psychiatrist but would prefer to meet with him or her remotely, online psychiatry services may be a good fit.
As part of telehealth and telemedicine services, online therapy and telepsychiatry for cognitive disorders are available with a licensed psychotherapist by schedule.
By using an online appointment for mental health care services, a patient can connect with a clinician and receive psychiatric help without driving to their office. Receiving mental health care and therapy can now be done without the need for primary care physician referrals at this practice..
What Are Telepsychiatry and Telemedicine?
A remote clinician or a psychiatric expert uses telecommunications technology, such as videoconferencing, to diagnose and treat mental health patients during their schedule without the need for clinic site or hospital visits.
The psychiatrist and patient can have a face-to-face conversation while in separate rooms, cities, states, or even countries via telepsychiatry. Patients with mental health disorders can schedule an appointment with their health care provider for psychiatric services to resolve their mental health care issues.
As with face-to-face therapy and psychiatric sessions with a trusted psychiatrist, online therapy care and online telepsychiatry differ from each other. Counseling services can be provided by a psychiatrist or by a licensed mental health professional, but the licensed mental health professional, whether social worker or psychologist (LSW, LICSW, MSW, PhD, PsyD) cannot prescribe medication to the patient without a medical degree (MD). However, a psychiatrist can combine various forms of therapy with prescriptions to resolve your mental health care needs.
Schedule an Appointment With the Best Psychiatrist in Boston
Luminous Vitality Behavioral Clinic is a Boston-based clinic led by trusted psychiatrist Dr. Ronald Lee. Due to the toll of Covid-19 pandemic on our mental health care, telemedicine has allowed psychiatrists to reach out to patients and schedule mental health therapy through online appointments. Our professional psychiatrists with years of experience in mental health treatment can provide psychiatric care for our patients with mental disorders in Boston.
Dr. Lee is a reliable psychiatrist with an eclectic understanding of mental health disorders, and the best approach to treat them. Book an appointment today!
During telemedicine, the device is either fully charged or plugged in
Placed on a firm/flat surface for a steady picture
Ear/headphones are recommended to a patient during a telepsychiatry session for sound quality and to reduce distraction
High-speed internet connection (5-10+ Mbps) on a stable network (shut off competing devices on the same network to improve stability)
Please make sure your (listed on file) phone is available during a telehealth session to serve as a backup for calls in case of technical issues