Expanding Referral Options Through Telepsychiatry

Want to make timely and appropriate psychiatry and behavioral health referrals? Try telepsychiatry!

In today’s busy, on-demand world, more employers are offering online services to employees so that they can meet with a psychiatry or therapy provider remotely from home or another private space. Telepsychiatry is the application of telehealth specifically to psychiatry, mental and behavioral health services through online video calls and appointments. Referring to this convenient service at the  completion of an EAP program allows for quicker access to care, removes geographic limitations and gives individuals more providers to choose from.

Learn more about this rapidly growing psychiatry and behavioral health resource in an upcoming webinar designed especially for EAPs.

In the webinar, attendees will get an overview telepsychiatry and its growth, applications and effectiveness in psychiatry and mental health care. The presenter, Anne Marie Jones, Inpathy Practice Liaison, will discuss how telepsychiatry works and how it differs from other forms of telemedicine. She will also discuss how organizations are using telehealth today to supplement strained in-person psychiatry and behavioral health resources. Next, Barry Doan, MSW and InSight’s Payer Business Developer, will discuss the pros, cons and considerations of telepsychiatry for employees and as a referral option for EAPs.

Lastly, the webinar will walk through the consumer experience using telepsychiatry and the simple steps for referring to the direct-to-consumer telepsychiatry option, Inpathy. Attendees will leave the webinar knowing how direct-to-consumer telepsychiatry works and how to referrer employees to telepsychiatry.

Telepsychiatry Webinar

After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Define telepsychiatry and describe how it is different from other forms of telemedicine
  • Understand how telepsychiatry can be used for psychiatry and mental health care referrals at the completion of EAP programs
  • Identify who is and isn’t appropriate for telehealth and know how to refer them to telepsychiatry

By Dr. Jim Varrell, InSight’s Medical Director. Every year, about 42.5 million Americans struggle with mental illness — enduring stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief, mood disorders or other psychological concerns. Despite the availability of treatment most people don’t get the help they need, not necessarily due to stigma or denial, but because they can’t: it’s inconvenient or mental healthcare providers aren’t available in their area or within the time frame they need an appointment.

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