Telemental health or Telepsychiatry has been shown to successfully impact issues of access, quality, engagement, coordination of care, and cost-effectiveness. Along with other aspects of telemedicine, telemental health is predicted to grow rapidly over the next few years with more customers and health care consumers requesting the technology.
To ensure best practices, major clinical associations such as the American Psychological Association (APA) and American Telemedicine Association (ATA) have developed and released best practices and guidelines.
Sarvis Mental Health utilizes Doxy.me as its Teleconferencing platform. Doxy.me is a private, secure platform that adheres to HIPAA, PIPEDA, and GDPR data privacy that requires that data is encrypted, your sessions are anonymous, and none of your information is stored.
There are no current clinical contraindications to the delivery of mental health care virtually. Choosing what cases are appropriate for virtual visits versus traditional face-to-face treatment is ultimately at the discretion of your provider and is a service to our current clients and future clients.