What is Telehealth?
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Telehealth as health care services that use telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities.
These technologies include videoconferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications.
Telehealth Dos and Don'ts
ONLINE COUNSELING (TELEHEALTH)
Welcome to our Online Counseling/Telehealth service where you can hold secure online therapy sessions via video chat.
Online counseling services can be ideal for many of the following scenarios, but is certainly not meant to be an exhaustive list:
If you travel frequently
If physical or mental health issues keep you from easily leaving your home and/or transportation is a barrier
If you feel receiving services online provides greater anonymity
If you want the convenience of avoiding travel time and traffic to get to a physical office
Come prepared with questions and curiosity. This is your time to explore and expand. We also recommend installing all needed updates on your computer and using an updated browser, such as Google Chrome or Apple Safari, to conduct your sessions.
In order to provide telehealth services, you must have the following pieces of equipment:
Computer, phone or tablet with internally integrated speaker, microphone, and camera.
External microphone (if your device does not have a high quality one integrated)
External camera (if your device does not have a high quality one integrated)
Headphones (if your device does not have high quality speakers integrated or if you want more privacy)