Telehealth Services At The Wellness Institute Of Michigan
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is a video service which allows two or more people to communicate in a private, HIPAA compliant and confidential manner.
At The Wellness Institute of Michigan, there are a few Telehealth systems that our patients will have access to from their therapists. The systems are safe to use and protect the privacy of the patient.
- How do I get onto Telehealth or use it?
It is very easy to use even for those who are not very good with computers or technology. You can access the system using your phone or a computer. Your therapist puts you into a Telehealth schedule and then at the time of the appointment, the patient receives A link via email or text. The patient hits the link and is opened up to the site. Phone calls can be used in some circumstances.
- Why do we use it?
We use Telhealth to help people with a mental health concern or issue to connect with professional therapists when direct face-to-face services are not available or appropriate.
- Where do you use it?
Telehealth should be used in a place that is quiet and is private and where the persons involved won’t be interrupted, (for example it can be used from their car or in a room in a home.)
- How much does Telehealth cost?
Telehealth services for counseling are covered by most insurance companies that cover mental health services. In most cases it is covered at the same rate as an in-person session. Private pay is also accepted.