Telemedicine Is Here to Stay!
Are you concerned about exposure to COVID, but need to talk to your counselor?
Is it difficult for you to travel to appointments?
Does your job, or do your other responsibilities, make it hard to find time for your mental health?
Michigan Psychological Care is happy to announce that we are permanently offering telemedicine appointments as part of our normal scheduling. We first offered telemedicine as a safe way to continue care under pandemic stay-at-home orders. The virtual appointments were so successful and beneficial to our clients that we’ve made them a permanent part of our care.
Telemedicine appointments are safe, private, and convenient. Our secure app – called Doxy – is an easy and effective way to connect our clients with our counselors. And all personal information is protected and compliant with HIPAA regulations.
All our therapists at all three locations have been trained and are successfully using Doxy for appointments.
Good News About Telemedicine
We realize that you may be unsure about using telemedicine, but we want to reassure you that it is safe and private. Here are some quick facts about telemedicine:
- About 76% of US hospitals use some form of telemedicine
- The American Medical Association reports that healthcare providers are seeing 50 to 175 times more telemedicine patients than before COVID
- One study estimated that 74 percent of the people surveyed were “highly satisfied” with their telehealth appointments
- Most states require insurance to cover telemedicine appointments like they do in-person appointments
- The CDC confirms that telemedicine can help improve health
We think that’s great news! We’ve received positive feedback from our clients, as well. Telemedicine saves travel time and has been easier for many of our clients to fit into their schedules than in-person appointments.
Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that in-person appointments are going away! We are committed to serving our clients in the best way possible, and for many, that means in-person appointments. Our offices remain open for both in-person and telemedicine appointments.
Telemedicine and in-person appointments are available at our three convenient locations:
Clinton County Medical Center Psychological Services (St. Johns) – 989-292-3572
Gratiot Psychological Services (Alma) – 989-796-4555
Midland Psychological Services (Midland) – 989-510-7626