The advent of the COVID19 virus has changed the landscape of mental health. The former standard of client meeting therapist at their practice for face-to-face sessions is currently neither safe nor practical.
Fortunately, technology provides a solution, TeleHealth! This is interactive therapy conducted on any electronic communication device with a camera. If such a device is unavailable, the therapy can be conducted using a phone.
How does it work? It is relatively simple: the therapist or office staff schedules the appointment and sends the client a link via email. When it is time for the meeting, the client uses their computer/laptop/tablet or phone to open the email and click on the link, which starts the meeting. If a phone session, the therapist simply calls the client.
What are some concerns?
- Question: Is it confidential and private?
Answer: Yes— sessions are conducted via Zoom, a secure (HIPAA Compliant) TeleHealth platform with the therapist in the privacy of their office and the client in the privacy of their home.
- Question: I’m not very sophisticated with electronic devices. Can I do this?
Answer: Yes—it’s as easy as opening your device and clicking on the link provided by the office or therapist.
- Question: Is it the same as meeting a therapist face-to-face?
Answer: No—but most clients find the change to be minimal and have a very positive experience with TeleHealth sessions.
- Question: Will my insurance cover it?
Answer: Most insurances cover Telehealth. For those who are not covered, there are affordable self-pay rates.
Here at the Center we are uniquely qualified to be your TeleHealth provider! Our therapists are warm and experienced and have participated in training seminars to help them provide the same quality, caring experience via TeleHealth. Our office staff (765-287-1922) is available 9-5 Monday through Friday to answer any questions you may have about TeleHealth, insurance coverage or fees. Finally, our practice has partnered with Zoom, a secure (HIPAA Compliant) professional platform, to provide simple, effective, and reliable service.
How do I get started? Click below to schedule my first appointment.