Telehealth Services in North Carolina

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What is Telehealth / Telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry, also known as telehealth or teletherapy, is an innovative way for individuals to receive mental health services from the comfort of their own homes. At Apogee Behavioral Medicine, we understand that there can be many barriers to accessing traditional in-person mental health services, such as transportation, mobility, and local availability. That’s why we offer telepsychiatry as we believe everyone who needs mental health services should be able to get them.

Our telepsychiatry services are an additional way for psychiatrists and therapists to provide mental health services to those who cannot come into their offices for in-person appointments.

The interactions in a telehealth session are essentially the same as when done in-person; the only difference is that it is being conducted online via your computer, phone, or tablet. This option has many benefits, including convenience, cost-effectiveness, and the opportunity for family members or other professionals to participate.

Telepsychiatry Services

Our clinicians offer psychiatric and therapy services through telepsychiatry: These include:

  • Psychiatric Appointments
  • Medication Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Benefits of Telehealth

Telepsychiatry and teletherapy provide numerous benefits that can lead to better care for individuals seeking mental health services. One of the main benefits is convenience. With telepsychiatry, you can receive treatment from the comfort of your own home or office, eliminating the need to take time off from your busy schedule to travel to one of our clinics. This form of treatment can eliminate your commute time and the associated stresses, especially when you are scheduled to see your provider often.

Another benefit is flexibility. If you are usually seen in the office but unable to make it due to illness or travel, telepsychiatry allows you to keep your appointment and not experience an interruption in care. This ensures continuity of care and helps to prevent any delays in treatment. Additionally, telepsychiatry brings access to our subspecialty providers in areas where there is typically limited access, making it easier for individuals to find the care they want and need.

How Telehealth Works

When you make a telehealth appointment with an Apogee Behavioral Medicine provider, you can rest easy knowing that your session will be secure and effective. You will be connected with the same psychiatrists, physician assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, and licensed therapists who work in our local offices, but you will be able to see them from the comfort of your own home or office.

For your appointment, you will need to have access to a private place and a computer/tablet/ smartphone with a camera and a high-speed internet connection. Apogee Behavioral Medicine will provide you with access to secure, HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing software free of charge. All you have to do is be on your device and logged on at the time of your appointment.

Conditions We Treat with Telehealth Appointments

Telehealth facilitates the treatment of a wide variety of mental health conditions and allows patients to receive care even when they are unable to come into one of Apogee’s offices. Conditions that can be treated by telepsychiatry include but are not limited to:
Psychotic Disorders
Eating Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Life Stressors

And many more

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Insurances Accepted

Call us at (855) 409-9002 to see if you are covered.

Insurance plans may vary by state and are subject to change.

What Our Patients Say

FAQs for Telehealth Visits

Is telehealth therapy effective?

Yes, telehealth therapy can be beneficial for many individuals. It offers a convenient and accessible option for receiving mental health services, eliminating the need for inperson visits and associated commute time. Additionally, it allows for continuity of care during times when an individual may be unable to come into the office due to illness or travel. Overall, telehealth therapy can provide a flexible and personalized approach to mental health care.

Can I get prescriptions through telehealth appointments?

Yes, you can obtain prescriptions through telehealth appointments. During a telehealth session, your provider will evaluate your condition and determine if a prescription is necessary. Once a treatment plan is decided, any prescriptions will be convinently sent to the pharmacy of your choosing electronically.

What is the difference between telehealth and teletherapy?

Both telehealth and teletherapy allow individuals to receive medical care from the comfort of their own home. Teletherapy specifically refers to the use of telehealth technology for the delivery of mental health services, such as therapy and psychiatry appointments.

Can you be diagnosed by a psychiatrist online?

During the online appointment, our psychiatric providers will conduct a thorough evaluation and use diagnostic criteria to make a determination. Our providers will discuss the diagnosis and any recommendations as part of each visit.

Can online therapists prescribe medication?

A licensed therapist is a professional with the experience and credentials to provide therapy services to people who need mental health care. Therapists are not able to prescribe medications, but any of our psychiatrists, physician assistants, or psychiatric nurse practitioners are available for any medication needs.

Will all of my appointments be online?

We offer both online and in-person appointments. If you prefer telehealth sessions only, you can get the treatment you need entirely online. If you want to see your provider inperson sometimes, or all the time, you have the flexibility to do that as well.