When to Consider Telemedicine for Your Mental Health Care Needs

When to Consider Telemedicine for Your Mental Health Care Needs

Telemedicine makes health care more accessible to everyone.

If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, you may wonder when to consider telemedicine for your mental health care needs. In our fast-paced and tech-savvy world, there’s no time like now for virtual mental health services.

At Reviv Functional Medicine & TMS Wellness Center in Fullerton, California, Dr. Hina Sidhu, our holistic psychiatrist, sees patients through telemedicine. Though we can’t provide every service virtually, we can provide consultations, psychotherapy, and medication management using our telemedicine platform.

Read on to learn when to consider telemedicine for your mental health care needs.

Telemedicine for mental health

Telemedicine uses various telecommunication tools to connect you with our team. Instead of meeting at our office, you can visit remotely from a place more convenient for you by video or phone.

Telemedicine makes mental health services more accessible and convenient to those who need it. 

When to consider telemedicine

Remote health care doesn’t work for everyone. But it might work for you if you need mental health services but face barriers to care like:

Limited time

Lack of time is a significant barrier. Between work and family, you may not have time to drive to our office, wait in the waiting room, and then meet with us to discuss how you feel.

Telemedicine saves time. Appointment times are also more flexible. You can meet with our team during your lunch break or between work and picking your kids up from school.

Lack of transportation

You may skip taking care of your mental well-being if you rely on public transportation or a friend to get you to your appointments. Virtual visits eliminate physical barriers, like lack of transportation or a disability that affects your ability to leave the house.

Not enough providers

A significant issue surrounding mental health care in America is a lack of providers. Telemedicine opens your provider pool, giving you access to more doctors. 

Access to more providers also makes finding a mental health professional you feel comfortable with easier. 

Concerns about privacy

Though we’ve come a long way in educating people about mental health, you may still feel uneasy about what others may think if they see you walking into a psychiatrist’s office. Telemedicine gives you that anonymity you seek when taking care of your mental wellness. 

What to expect

We ensure you feel as comfortable talking with us through telemedicine as you would at the office. All you have to do is find a place where you feel you can privately and openly talk so we can make sure you get the most out of your visit.

We do initial consultations, psychotherapy, follow-up care, and medication management through telemedicine. The only treatment that requires in-office visits is transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This noninvasive therapy uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the areas of the brain that control mood.

Are you ready to start telemedicine to improve your mental well-being? We’re ready to help. Call our office today or click the book online button to schedule your appointment.

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