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Telehealth

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How does telehealth work?

Telehealth eliminates barriers to breaking your addiction and mental health issues by giving you the ability to receive treatment from your own home. As long as you're a Florida resident, you can schedule telehealth appointments from any location, whether at work or when you need to travel out of state.

During your telehealth visits, your provider at Addiction and Psychiatric Care uses a secure, HIPAA-compliant system to connect with you via online video conferencing or by telephone. They give you the information you need to link to telehealth when you schedule the appointment.

Some people don't have the ability to get to the office. Others prefer the privacy of their home. Either way, you can access telehealth to get treatment for alcohol and drug addictions and get ongoing therapy for mental health disorders.

What services are available through telehealth?

Addiction and Psychiatric Care currently offers all of their services through telehealth, including:

Initial consultation and evaluation

You can meet your therapist for the first time via telehealth. After they talk with you about your addiction and challenges, they complete an evaluation, and immediately develop a treatment plan so you can start detoxing from your addiction.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

The team at Addiction and Psychiatric Care specializes in MAT, which includes prescription medications such as Suboxone® to eliminate cravings and withdrawal symptoms as you detox. MAT also incorporates therapy to support your recovery.

Psychotherapy

In addition to the counseling provided during MAT, the experienced therapists at Addiction and Psychiatric Care  treat mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, grief, trauma, and bipolar disorder.

Prescriptions

Your provider sends your prescriptions to the pharmacy of your choice. The current Florida policy allows your provider to prescribe controlled substances through telehealth when the medication is for treating addictions and psychiatric disorders. However, you must have an initial consultation and evaluation before receiving medications.

Does insurance cover telehealth appointments?

The Florida Medicaid program, Medicare, and most private health insurers cover telehealth appointments. If you have a deductible, you still need to pay that first before your insurance pays the bill.

If you carry private health insurance, you should check with your provider to determine their telehealth reimbursement policy.

To schedule a telehealth appointment, call Addiction and Psychiatric Care or connect online today.

Mental Health Treatment and substance abuse treatment by Suboxone/Subutex/Vivitrol and Psychotherapy for adults and children is provided by a borad-certified psychiatrist and our team in-office and via telehealth.