Are There Benefits To Virtual Visits?
Video-based telepsychiatry can help meet a patient’s need for convenient, affordable and easily accessible mental health services. Telepsychiatry can benefit patients in a number of ways:
Bring mental health care to the patient’s location
Improve access and availability of mental health care that might not otherwise be available
Reduce delays in treatment or care.
Lowers the need for emergency room visits
Helps to integrate behavioral health care and primary care which leads to better patient outcomes.
Reduces the time needed off work
Reduces transportation time and costs and the barrier of stigma
Allows patient and providers to still meet face-to-face