Telepsychiatry in Salem, NH
Advanced Psych Care offers telepsychiatry so you can receive care from your home or office, or even while you are away on vacation. Telepsychiatry doesn’t limit you by distance. If you feel more comfortable at home you can still receive care from Norrine McNelley, a psychiatric nurse practitioner who is board-certified to treat many different psychiatric and mental illnesses. Request a telepsychiatry appointment.
Some people just prefer talking to medical professionals from home. In the field of general medicine, this is known as telemedicine, but in the field of general psychiatry, it’s known as telepsychiatry. Advanced Psych Care provides this service, so you can speak to our psychiatric nurse practitioner, Norrine McNelley PMHNP-BC, from the comfort of home or elsewhere and receive a number of mental health and medication-related services. If that sounds good to you, then reach out to us or read on to learn more about telepsychiatry in Salem, NH!
What is telepsychiatry?
Telepsychiatry, also referred to as teletherapy, is mental health care and related services provided from a distance using technology, as opposed to in-person. Often, video conferencing is done but phone conferencing can be done too. Services like psychiatric evaluations, various therapies, patient education, and medication management can be provided. Advanced Psych Care is able to provide many of these services via telepsychiatry.
There are lots of benefits of telepsychiatry, especially video-based telepsychiatry, like:
- Quick access to mental health care and related services
- Access to services that might not otherwise be easily available in your location
- Care from the comfort of home
- Easy patient follow-ups
- No need to go anywhere or take time off from regular activities
- A reduced barrier of stigma
- Often, less expensive services
It may seem strange to talk with a professional over the internet or phone, but it’s easy and very convenient, so you’ll probably become accustomed to it!
Can telepsychiatry prescribe medication?
Yes, medication can be prescribed in many cases via telepsychiatry. We can help with this here at Advanced Psych Care. Our clinic’s psychiatric nurse practitioner, Norrine McNelley PMHNP-BC, is board-certified to help you with:
- Medication-assisted treatment with SUBOXONE/Buprenorphine, Vivitrol, or other drugs
- Medication management
- A referral to see another professional like a therapist for the treatment of depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, or another mental health condition
- And more
Many of the services above can be provided via telepsychiatry. Telepsychiatry makes it very easy to access mental health and related services. What makes it even easier is that our clinic is a private clinic which means we may be easily accessible to you and able to provide services with minimal wait times, as opposed to public clinics.
Does Medicaid pay for teletherapy?
Often, teletherapy services are less expensive than in-person services. Medicaid may cover certain services offered via teletherapy. Also, our clinic accepts Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and is in the process of accepting more insurances. We also accept private payments and can see you even if you don’t have insurance. We’re sure you’ll find our services affordable, and they may be more accessible to you than public/government services. Connect with our clinic today to learn more about this topic!
Do you offer telepsychiatry in Salem NH?
Yes, we do! Advanced Psych Care offers telepsychiatry for people in the Salem NH area and beyond. Our provider, Norrine McNelley PMHNP-BC, can see patients in the New Hampshire and Massachusetts areas. Don’t hesitate to connect with us today if you believe you could benefit from our services. We can speak with you over the phone, over the internet, or in-person.