Frequently Asked Questions
What is telepsychiatry?
Telepsychiatry refers to the utilization of information technology and other forms of communication, in order to provide psychiatric care remotely through live and interactive videoconferencing.
Is telepsychiatry an effective method for providing patient care?
Yes. Research for over 60 years has showed that telepsychiatry is is a feasible and acceptable method to deliver mental health services, with clinical outcomes that are similar to in-person treatment. Telepsychiatry has proven effective across different treatment settings and for a wide range of patient populations and ages.
Is telepsychiatry secure?
Yes. Regroup Therapy uses a HIPAA-compliant video platform that protects the privacy of patients and the confidentiality of personal health information. Our system uses end-to-end encryption, securing our data in transit and rest, and all our systems and policies are protected by a stringent data security access policy.
Why choose telepsychiatry?
Telepsychiatry improves access to mental health care by helping patients overcome geographic distances, restrictions on their mobility, transportation difficulties, and the time and cost burdens associated with traveling to see a healthcare professional in person.
Who can benefit from telepsychiatry services?
All patients in need of mental health care can benefit from telepsychiatry. However, patients and communities that face barriers to accessing healthcare services would particularly benefit from telepsychiatry.
In addition, some studies even suggest that patients with PTSD and patients with autism spectrum disorders might prefer telepsychiatry over in-person sessions.