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Is telehealth for me? 

One of the advantages of remote healthcare is that it opens up many doors for groups that are not typically able to receive the help they need. For example, telepsychiatry is a great choice for:

    • Busy Professionals – It can be difficult to find time to travel to an office. You may not know where you’ll be at a certain time, or your work may take you far too long to commute. For those that find themselves busy, the ability to speak remotely means that no matter where you are, you can get the help you need.

    • Travelers – The same holds true for travelers. Depending on your needs, regular and consistent treatments and services may be important. But if you’re not home, it helps to have a way that you can still speak with your provider.

    • Those Seeking Extra Confidentiality – Telepsychiatry does not require communicating with insurance, nor does it require visibly walking into a local office. It also takes place using a secure website. It’s just you, your provider, and anyone else that you’ve agreed to on the call. No one else has to know, giving you far more confidentiality for your private life. Balance Psychiatric Services is protected by SSL, Sucuri Firewall, and 100% HIPAA-compliant software. Multiple layers of security prevent cyber attacks.

    • Those Concerned About Sensitive Issues in Local Area – Depending on where you live, there may be certain topics and activities that you’d prefer not to share with someone that also lives in the local area. For example, if you want to talk about LGTBQ+ issues or forms of obsessive compulsive disorder that are private, the provider you’re speaking with potentially located hundred of miles away. You’re not forced to share your most personal thoughts with someone that may have mutual friends or live nearby.

    • Those Without Access to Care – Some areas simply do not have access to enough specialists to meet your needs. This is particularly true in rural areas or small towns, yet even larger neighborhoods can have a problem. Part of finding the right provider is finding someone that understands your stresses, and someone that you can connect with. If that person is not nearby, telepsychiatry ensures that you can still find them.

    • Those More Comfortable at Home – There are also many situations where you may simply be more comfortable at home. With agoraphobia or social anxiety, going out may already be challenging. But in some cases you may find that you’re more prone to opening up when appointments take place in the comfort and privacy of your home.

  • Anyone – The truth is that telepsychiatry is not just for those that want to avoid local providers. Rapport between you and your provider is important, and finding someone you trust may not be in your local area. 

These are only some of the many different types of individuals that telepsychiatry is for. For more information about these services, call us at 412-467-6410.

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