Whether you love technology or hate it, it’s hard to argue with the fact that it’s made access to quality medical care much easier. That’s because you no longer need to make a special trip to the doctor’s office when you need to see an expert. Now you can do it virtually, thanks to telemedicine.
Telemedicine offers a safe, confidential, and effective alternative to traditional “face-to-face” office visits. Instead of the hassle of getting to your appointment in person, you simply connect with them via smartphone, tablet, or computer. As you can imagine, this comes with numerous benefits.
Our team at Compass Mental Health & Wellness in Houston strives to provide the best medical care available. That means making health care as convenient and accessible as possible, so you don’t have any barriers that keep you from getting the help you need — and nothing does that like telemedicine.
How telemedicine works
We offer telemedicine appointments for numerous services, including both physical and mental health conditions. They work the same as a traditional office visit, but you do it from the comfort of your own home or office.
During your appointment, you connect with our team through a device with audio and video capabilities, such as a smartphone or laptop. This technology allows us to perform a visual assessment and talk with you as if you were in the same room as us.
Telemedicine visits can address:
- New or existing symptoms
- Medication management, including refills
- Weight loss
- Chronic disease management
- Psychiatric evaluations and treatment
Plus, the entire appointment is completely secure and confidential thanks to our HIPAA-compliant video conferencing software from doxey.me.
The benefits of telemedicine
Being able to take care of your physical or mental health without making a special trip to the doctor comes with numerous advantages, such as:
- Lower costs than in-person visits
- Expanded and faster access to quality health care
- Fewer disruptions to daily responsibilities, such as child or elder care
- No travel or time expenses caused by an office visit
- Less lost work time
- Reduced exposure to contagious illnesses, such as the flu, colds, and COVID-19
Telemedicine is also making it easier than ever for people to access behavioral health services. In fact, this is one of the fastest-growing uses of telehealth services, and it’s breaking down barriers in the area so people of all ages, even children, can get the treatment they need.
The many advantages of telemedicine also make it easier than ever to have regular check-ins with your provider without disrupting your everyday life, making it a valuable way to monitor ongoing conditions and treatment.