Telehealth in Texas
While our clinicians do se patients at our clinic in Wylie, TX, Pathway Psychiatry also offers online services virtually, referred to as “telemedicine,” “telehealth,” or “telepsychiatry.” This allows Dr. Gardner and our therapists to see patients throughout the state of Texas.
What Is Telepsychiatry?
Telepsychiatry is a form of psychiatric care and treatment for patients using digital technology, such as video conferencing, messaging, and phone calls. This allows patients to receive mental health services from the comfort and convenience of their own homes.
Telepsychiatry is a subcategory of telemedicine – a type of health care that is offered through the use of video based applications such as Doxy.
One of the primary benefits of seeing an online psychiatrist or therapist in Texas is convenience. Patients do not need to travel to our clinic in Wylie or wait in a waiting room. They can schedule appointments that fit their busy schedules and receive care from the comfort of their own homes. This is especially important for patients who live in rural areas, have mobility issues, or have difficulty leaving their homes due to mental health concerns. Call our clinic at (214) 997- 4459 to schedule an appointment.
Many patients wonder how telehealth will differ from traditional therapy or medication management appointments with a Psychiatrist. While some may be worried that they will not enjoy a consultation over video, there are multiple benefits to consider, including:
Convenience and comfort
Complete video calls wherever you feel most relaxed and at ease, from the comfort of your own home.
Avoid delays and added expenses
There is no need to worry about getting stuck in traffic when on your way to an appointment, and long drives and expensive stops at the gas station will no longer be required.
Individuals living in more rural areas will have all the same opportunities as those residing in a densely populated city, including having access to some of the best mental health care professionals available.
Many patients can become frustrated when they have to take time off work or away from their family to attend appointments. Telehealth gives individuals the ability to minimize this time.
How does Telehealth work?
Telehealth works much like a normal in office session. The only difference is the appointment will be conducted via video instead of in person. If you have any questions about accessing or joining your appointment, please see the link to instructions below.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
One of the most beneficial aspects of telepsychiatry is that it allows patients the ability to reach out to a mental health professional and quickly schedule an appointment. Please contact our mental health center in Wylie at (214) 997-4459 to schedule an appointment.