- Telemedicine platform works with all smartphones, iPhones, computers, or tablets.
- Most insurances cover Telemedicine appointments.
- You don’t have to download any software to use the platform.
At Achieve Medical Center, we offer telemedicine services that connect our expert medical clinicians with patients via computer, smartphone, or tablet. A patient can use our convenient telemedicine app to connect with us, and receive comprehensive psychiatric and mental health services remotely.
We provide a wide range of telemedicine services, including pediatric telemedicine and telemedicine psychiatry offerings. In addition, we provide access to a telemedicine nurse practitioner, telemedicine physician assistant, and other medical professionals who deliver extensive patient care and support. We can also explain telemedicine, how it works, and why patients choose telemedicine for virtual care.
What Is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine’s roots date back to the 1950’s, when a small group of hospital systems and university medical centers first started sending information and images via telephone.
Initially, telemedicine helped doctors stay in touch with specialists. Since doctors and specialists sometimes worked with the same patients at different locations and times, telemedicine helped these medical professionals share patient information with one another. That way, doctors and specialists could work together to deliver the best care possible to joint patients.
The development of smart devices has transformed telemedicine. Now, these devices make it simple for medical personnel to securely and quickly share patient data, images, and videos with one another. They also allow patients to gain access to in-depth virtual care from any location, at any time.
Telemedicine benefits include increased access to healthcare services, improved quality of care delivery, and reduced healthcare costs. At the same time, telemedicine helps boost patient engagement and healthcare provider satisfaction.
In addition to telemedicine services, telehealth services are available, but it is important to note the differences between telehealth and telemedicine.
Telehealth vs. Telemedicine: What You Need to Know
Telehealth refers to different technologies and services related to both clinical and non-clinical care. For example, telehealth services may include clinical offerings like medical assessments and family, group, or individual therapies, along with non-clinical offerings like healthcare provider training and education.
Comparatively, telemedicine focuses exclusively on clinical technologies and services. It involves the use of electronic communications and software that enable doctors and patients to meet face-to-face outside of a traditional office setting. For instance, a doctor can use telemedicine technology to meet with a patient to discuss management of a chronic medical condition or provide medication management support, regardless of where either party is located.
The applications of both telehealth and telemedicine are significant. Both telehealth and telemedicine raise the bar for healthcare worldwide, enabling providers and patients to stay connected with one another like never before. They also ensure that patients can leverage a variety of technologies to get the help they need to cope with psychiatric and mental health disorders.
Schedule a Telemedicine Psychiatry and Mental Health Services Consultation
At Achieve Medical Center, we want to make it as easy as possible for our patients to access telemedicine psychiatry and mental health services. We provide direct access to clinicians via telemedicine, phone, and on campus. In doing so, we offer our patients the peace of mind that comes with having the ability to access first-rate psychiatric and mental health services from anywhere.
We are happy to provide insights into our vast collection of telemedicine psychiatry and mental health services. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, please contact us online, or call us today at (858) 427-5060.