At the intersection of technology, the internet, and health care, lies the world of telehealth. The American Medical Association notes that as of 2019, psychiatrists make up over 27% of the physicians who use telehealth to expand their services. At Human Touch Behavioral Health in Elk Grove and Sacramento, California, board-certified psychiatrist Archana Trivedi, MD, and her team offer the convenience of telehealth visits to their patients. With Dr. Trivedi and her team, caring for your mental health can expand beyond the walls of a doctor’s office and begin right in your home. To learn more and schedule an appointment, call the Human Touch Behavior Health office nearest you today.
Telehealth encompasses the broad range of health services offered by physicians through the use of the internet and video conferencing technology. Telehealth services are conducted remotely, without needing to come into an office setting to receive care from your provider.
You can use a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or another electronic device to connect with your provider during a telehealth appointment. Video conferencing allows you to see your physician, describe your health concerns, and receive diagnosis and treatment, all from the comfort of your home.
Human Touch Behavioral Health provides a wide range of telehealth psychiatric services to their patients, offering the expertise of their physicians to those who are unable to make it into the office for an in-person visit.
Once you’ve scheduled your appointment with Human Touch Behavioral Health, you’ll receive simple instructions on how to set up your video conferencing platform and connect via the internet. Once it’s time for your appointment, you log on to the designated platform, and your provider joins the video call.
Your provider begins by reviewing the reason for your appointment and asks you to describe any symptoms you’ve been experiencing, as you would with an in-person visit. If you’re having a recurring visit, such as a routine therapy session, you begin by reviewing your progress since your last appointment.
The team at Human Touch Behavioral Health can also refill any prescriptions you might need and provide further personalized treatment options during your telehealth appointment.
Telehealth services with Human Touch Behavioral Health offer several benefits when it comes to helping you manage your mental health and wellness.
Because appointments are remote, you save time that is spent commuting to appointments and sitting in waiting rooms.
If you don’t have easy access to transportation or have limited mobility, telehealth appointments allow you to see your provider and get the care you need from the comfort of your home.
If you can’t come in for an in-person appointment or just have a routine visit, you can still follow up with your provider via telehealth visits so there’s no delay in updating your progress. For example, seeing your therapist on a weekly basis is possible with telehealth visits, so you can maintain a positive, stable treatment plan.
The team at Human Touch Behavioral Health believes in personalized care, and telehealth visits help them expand care to all patients, no matter where they are. If you’re interested in telehealth psychiatric services, call Human Touch Behavioral Health today to schedule an appointment.