Family Ties offers TeleMental Health, giving you the opportunity to speak to your clinical team through the use of an online device, ensuring that your family has access to services and your needs at all times.
What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication systems (video/ phone) to deliver health care at a distance. It has the potential to improve patient health outcomes and access to health care especially in rural areas.
Care quality: Studies have demonstrated that that care delivered through telemedicine can rival traditional in-person interactions in terms of quality. Mental health telemedicine has been shown to facilitate outstanding care, with positive outcomes and high degrees of patient satisfaction.
Improved access: Telemedicine can provide high-quality health care services to patients living in rural areas and those with transportation or mobility difficulties. At the same time, telemedicine enables providers to cater to a much broader set of patients than those living locally, especially in times such as now when healthcare officials would like everyone to limit contact with others whenever possible.
Convenience: Telehealth services allow patients to consult with a provider from virtually everywhere, whether it’s their home or the office and on various electronic devices that the client may use (tablets, phones, computers) making communication easily accessible and cost effective to the family.
Stronger team-based care: Telemedicine allows your clinicians, assessors, physicians, and CSI workers to easily engage in diagnosis and treatment, meaning it can strengthen team-based care.
Accessibility: This model also allows for culturally and linguistically competent providers — such as those versed in sign language or non-English languages — to reach patients whose immediate care surroundings don’t support those needs. For patients whose conditions or location limit their mobility, telemedicine can also connect the dots in care: i.e. for children with physical disabilities like cerebral palsy.
Services provided: Assessments, Individual Counseling, Family Counseling, CSI (a skill building and learning support service), Psychiatric (medication management included), Nursing and Psychological services.
Insurances that are covered by Telehealth: Medicaid, Cenpatico (Centene), WellCare, Amerigroup and CareSource