What is Telemedicine and Telepsychiatry?
Telemedicine is a general term that covers all of the ways you and your doctor can use technology to communicate without being in the same room. It includes phone calls, video chats, emails, and text messages. People also call it telehealth, digital medicine, e-health, or m-health (for “mobile”).
Telepsychiatry a subset of telemedicine, can involve providing a range of services including psychiatric evaluations, therapy (individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy), patient education and medication management. This option is ideal for those too ill to leave their house, too far to visit our location, or too encumbered by work to see their psychiatrist during the day.