Telepsychiatry is now offered at New Horizons. Telepsychiatry is the application of telemedicine to the specialty field of psychiatry. The term typically describes the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care through videoconferencing. Most commonly, telepsychiatry encounters take place at medical facilities under the supervision of onsite staff.
The focus of telepsychiatry should always be on the “psychiatry” portion of the word, not the “tele.” Technology is merely a medium for connecting consumers with psychiatric providers like nurse practitioners and psychiatrists.
Years of clinical research studies show that telepsychiatry is an effective means of care an excellent tool for supplementing in-person treatment, especially when psychiatric providers are scarce.