If you’re among the 46.6 million Americans struggling with mental health conditions, you know how important it is to take back your life and feel more like yourself again. Learning to cope and better manage your condition is at the heart of successful mental health wellness programs.
Although the process to recovery sounds so clear-cut — recognize the issue, seek help, get treatment, and live a more fulfilling life — it’s anything but. Life gets in the way. There’s the pressure of a long day at work, your responsibilities at home, commitments to family and friends, and the list goes on.
Our mental health professionals at Bowman Medical Group, located in Beverly Hills, CA, understand the stress of simply trying to get through the day. While we know your mental health treatment is essential to you, we also know how difficult it can be to carve out time for yourself after you’ve taken care of all your other responsibilities. In this blog, we share insights on the many benefits of telemedicine.
No traffic and stress to get to your appointment
Sometimes just getting to your appointment can be a chore. There’s the unexpected work or family emergencies that pop up and the seemingly constant battle with traffic. But what if your appointment came to you?
Our team has been providing telemedicine therapy for a while now. With a virtual appointment, you can continue your mental health treatment using a smartphone or computer. Say goodbye to the days when you arrive at your appointment already stressed out. Say hello to the convenience of talk therapy from the comfort of your home.
Increased access regardless of where you live
Another great plus with telemedicine is that it’s a great equalizer when it comes to increasing access. In the traditional mental health treatment model, your mental health professional is located in relative proximity. Telemedicine visits enable our psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, psychiatric physician assistants, and therapists to deliver first-rate integrative and comprehensive care to adults, adolescents, couples, and families regardless of where they live.
The virtual visit provides safe, effective care
Since telemedicine is made possible using internet-based computer technology and smartphones — basically communications vehicles — talk therapy is a perfect match for your devices, perhaps more so than almost any other medical field. Patients can count on the same effective, quality care they’re used to but get the added bonus of increased access. Whether you suffer from depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or PTSD, getting help when you need it is crucial.
Safety also comes into play. Today, as we learn to live with the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the elephant in the room is cutting down on physical contact. Our telemedicine mental health program affords our patients an extra layer of safety since they can make their virtual appointment without ever having to leave the comfort and safety of their own homes.
To learn more about our telemedicine mental health program or to book a virtual appointment, call our Beverly Hills, California, office to schedule an appointment.