TeleHealth

Telehealth and Texas Care

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Telehealth is available on your personal device.

While there’s a broader acceptance of mental health treatment these days,stigma and travel are still a problem for some patients. Telepsychiatry might not directly fight social stigma, but it can offer patients more options to ensure their privacy is protected. Weekly therapy appointments, for instance, could be done from home, after work hours without making arrangements that rely on a lengthy commute.

In recent years, the mental health field in the U.S. has come under scrutiny as a field in need of change.

Across Texas and the U.S. there is a shortage of mental health professionals. Need for more effective and accessible substance abuse treatment has increased with the opiod epidemic, especially in more rural areas. Throughout the country, it’s clear that many patients who need mental health care cannot get access when they need it — or choose not to seek treatment for fear of social stigma.

Enter telemedicine. While we may still be in the early stages of a telemedicine revolution in the mental health field, many psychiatrists and therapists have been among the first adopters of telehealth. Ever since Medicare decided to expand telehealth coverage many insurance companies and telemedicine providers have followed suit by encouraging tele-mental health.

It makes sense. One of the reasons some doctors and patients may hesitate to try telecare is the inability to do a physical exam. While many mobile medical devices, new remote monitoring technologies used at Texas Care, and an emphasis on doctor-patient relationship have alleviated this concern, many medical conditions do require physical exams.

Mental health treatment, however, often does not. Most mental healthcare relies solely on the ability for medical providers and patients to connect emotionally, and to have a conversation. This makes the addition of a simple, secure videochat platform online a revolutionary tool for mental healthcare. In fact, a Price Waterhouse-Cooper survey of patients aged 18 to 44 found 72% of respondents would be willing to receive mental health care virtually, in place of an in-office visit.

At Texas Care we realize that the critical need for better mental health care and the public openness to telepsychiatry, telehealth is quickly changing the face of mental healthcare.

Texas Care and TeleHealth

At Texas Care and TexasCare.Online we provide and supervise the delivery of health care services through the use of interactive audio and video technology, that allows real-time communication between the patient at and the provider, for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis, consultation , or treatment. 

Our platforms are HIPAA compliant, in order to protect your privacy and confidentiality. Our technology is at no cost to our patients.

Patients will participate in individual and/or group sessions from home or any location determined appropriate by the patient and their Texas Care clinician. You will need to use your computer or smart phone to connect with us.  You’ll need to ensure you have a good internet connection or cell reception.

 

For more information on Telehealth or other Texas Care services, feel free to call 888-98TODAY and an Intake Coordinator will be happy to take your call and direct you to the appropriate department. Visit our FAQ page for more information on how Telehealth, Telemedicine, and TeleBehavioral Health can work for you.

 

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