What is the main thing that stops you from making it to an appointment?
Many of us lead very busy lives. Most of us live fairly unpredictable lives. Whether it be due to work, school, travel, or illness – most people have missed an appointment or two before. While tears may not be shed for a missed dental appointment, what if you’re missing therapy appointments? What if you’re too busy to make one in the first place?
The convenience factor
MindPath Care Centers Telehealth was designed to tackle this very problem. With Telehealth, everything is done online, which increases the “convenience factor” in mental health care. While this is a fairly new initiative, it is one that speaks to the future of mental health care in general.
Is Telehealth the future?
Many health industries are now incorporating elements of telehealth in their programs. In fact, industry in general has become increasingly dependent on online business approaches. Before the advent of wireless internet connection, convenience was a tough commodity to sell. But now, it would be difficult to find a company that wasn’t using the internet to its full advantage. Is Telehealth the future of mental health care? That’s a hard question; and we at MindPath Care Centers still encourage as much in-person care and communication as possible, as social isolation is a very real and present danger that online communication presents. Studies have shown that loneliness can be a major contributor to mental and physical health problems. But for those instances where in-person communication just isn’t possible, Telehealth is a major convenience.
Wondering how MindPath Care Centers Telehealth works?
Telehealth is MindPath Care Centers’ telehealth program. It runs through a web-based program. After you sign up, you can begin to request appointments. Our telepsych coordinator will call to schedule and confirm your appointment. Once your appointment is coming up, you will receive text alerts in order to remind you of your appointment. The appointment itself is similar to having a Skype, Facetime, or video conferencing call. If you’re familiar with these platforms you should be already more than familiar with Telehealth!