Health Care from the Comforts of Your Home
We understand life is busy and getting to and fro can be challenging for some or for others it allows you to see a mental health professional quietly without you worrying if others are wondering why you are at our offices. To make your life easier, we offer tele-health. Tele-health allows you to see your mental health professional via online video chats.
We also have several tele-health professionals who do not live in our community. This is extremely beneficial to many patients who have friendships with our staff and still would like to connect with mental and behavioral health services without compromising their friendships. Tele-health also allows you to stay connected with your assigned mental health professional while traveling or if you are sick so you don't miss your regular check-ins.
What is tele-health?
Tele-health is a secure video conferencing method allowing mental health professionals and patients to visit remotely when circumstances prevent in person attendance like an illness.
What can I do to prepare?
Find a quiet, private space with good internet connection. Put your monitor/camera a couple of feet away from your face, it will make it less awkward.
If you really hate seeing your face, cover that portion of the screen with a small piece of paper.
What if I don’t have a computer or a strong internet connection?
At our multiple locations, we have set up tele-health rooms. You can visit with your mental health profesional in our designated rooms or we can help you connect with one of our handheld devices while in your car. Just let our front office staff know when you set up your appointment.
Is it hard to figure out?
Your mental health professional uses a program that is simple and easy to use. You will receive an invitation and you will click a link to join. Most people have little trouble, but if you do, our staff will walk you through how to attend your session. We will figure this out together.
Why are you doing tele-health during the pandemic?
Tele-health allows you and your provider to meet during this time of uncertainty while honoring the public health guidelines aimed at protecting you, us, and especially the most vulnerable among us.
This really interests me. How do I get started?
Call us at 541-426-4524. And, let us know you are interested in tele-health. Our access clinician will follow-up to learn more and to determine which clinician would work best for your tele-health situation and get you started.