Trustworthy, Respectful, Accessible Mental Health Resources for NYC Kids Online
Not all telepsychiatry practices are created equally though. Be sure to look for a practice that demonstrates a commitment to the following values:
Trust – Unsecure connections and not knowing which doctor will be present at each appointment can create insecurity that may amount to a lack of trust. The best telemedicine practices will ensure that the connection they use is both private and HIPAA-compliant and that the same doctor is consistently attending in order to establish and develop a solid doctor-patient relationship.
Respect – sometimes patients go to an appointment and expect to see a doctor, only to find themselves with a nurse practitioner. Many times a patient will have a spot booked for a certain time, and then still end up waiting for hours because the practice has double-booked appointments. A telepsychiatry practice that understands this is not respectful behaviour, will guarantee that patients have access to actual medical doctors with appointments that start at the time they are scheduled.
Accessibility – Telemedicine practices should offer their services directly through their website instead of asking patients to install a third-party application on their device. Psychiatrists should be accessible by video, phone or email, and for video-conferencing, patients should be able to use any type of device that has a working web camera.
Don’t let hurdles get in the way of finding the best mental health resources for kids in NYC.
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