5 Benefits of TeleHealthBrian Nystrom
Due to COVID-19, there have been obvious concerns about face-to-face appointments for mental health services. In-person appointments may have halted for certain services, but that doesn’t mean that people have stopped needing them. In fact, with all the added stress and anxiety triggered by the pandemic, access to these services are needed now more than ever.
Technological improvements have made it possible so mental health services can continue for anyone who needs them. That’s where Telehealth comes in! From smartphones to webcams, there is a way that you can get access to the care you need.
To help mitigate the risk of the spread of the global COVID-19 outbreak, Nystrom & Associates is taking major steps and has already implemented changes to the way we conduct appointments. While we have been offering Telehealth since 2012, we have now made adjustments so that almost 100% of our services are offered virtually! Keep reading to discover how Telehealth services can benefit you.
Stay home and stay healthy.
We are proud to continue access to services while keeping patients and providers safe. In the comfort of your own home, you can receive psychiatry, therapy, or substance use disorder services. In addition, all of our virtual staff are the same staff who work in our clinics! Not only can you receive the care you need, but you can work with a local provider/specialist that can continue your treatment in-person when deemed appropriate.
Continued access to care.
To say this is an increased time of anxiety would be an understatement. COVID-19 can easily trigger mental health conditions. Not being able to get to meetings that were once part of a routine can be a big deal as well. TeleHealth allows for continued access to care in these trying times, including group therapy options.
TeleHealth can help keep patients connected to the tools and resources they need. Therapy is often a key tool in many recovery programs used to help people realign their thinking, deal with stress and anxiety, and help them cope with life issues.
From video conferencing to the ability to interact in person via technology with meetings, counselors, or therapists means staying connected and plugged into the programs of recovery. And for those fighting addictions, staying connected to that support and those tools can be a matter of life and death.
There can be many barriers to getting to the office an individual might face. This can include commute time if you live in a rural area, scheduling conflicts, transportation issues, etc. Through online options, distance or limited mobility will not prevent people from getting the recovery they want. Whether you’re a college student far from home or have trouble getting to appointments, Telehealth allows you to minimize the burden of distance to get the help you need.
Ensured patient privacy.
Are you new to TeleHealth? Rest assured; Nystrom & Associates uses a secure, encrypted web-based platform to ensure patient privacy. You can use your smartphone’s camera or webcam to virtually interact with your therapist or provider. Even if you don’t have access to a camera, Nystrom & Associates can serve you via phone through voice/audio.
The scheduling process is simple and can be made through our website or by calling us at 1-844-NYSTROM. Nystrom & Associates is now nearly 100% TeleHealth psychiatry, therapy, and substance use disorder services, and we have immediate openings! We are proud to continue serving patients through this time of crisis and are accepting new patients through TeleHealth too. Schedule today! If you’d like to take a look at our providers, you can do so here.
We are continually monitoring local, state, and federal agencies, and in addition to virtual care, will again offer in-person care when deemed appropriate. For further questions, please feel free to contact us, and we will continue to update the website if anything changes.