Start of Main Content


What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is a type of telemedicine that remotely delivers psychiatric services to patients. It is typically video-based, allowing psychiatrists to interact with their patients from a distance.

Telepsychiatry services may include:

Telepsychiatry often receives high patient satisfaction ratings and shows comparable quality of care, diagnosis accuracy, and treatment effectiveness to in-person care.

Though telepsychiatry is often thought of as virtual contact between patient and psychiatrist, it also encompasses care coordination between psychiatrists and other providers such as primary care providers.

How does telepsychiatry improve healthcare?

Telepsychiatry offers many benefits, including increased access to mental healthcare for people in remote or underserved areas, greater convenience by allowing patients to receive services from their own homes, and reduced stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment. These benefits contribute to improved mental health and overall well-being for a larger population.