THERAPY

How long is a typical online therapy visit on Alphatelemed?

2019-07-25T01:52:41+00:00

A typical therapy visit on Alphatelemed is 45 minutes. The average number of visits a patient has is six, but each patient has an individualized treatment plan and your therapist may recommended more or fewer visits.

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What is online therapy session like?

2019-07-25T01:51:25+00:00

With the Alphatelemed, you can see a therapist, face to face to address common behavioral health challenges, from the privacy and comfort of your own home. Alphatelemed therapy services are available statewide in Virginia.

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What is the difference between a therapy visit and a psychiatry visit?

2019-07-25T01:24:27+00:00

A Psychiatry visit is for medication management and a Therapy visit is for counseling (talking) therapy. Both are able to evaluate a person to determine whether medication or talk therapy or both type of treatments are necessary.  Both can make recommendations based on their assessment.  A therapist/counselor cannot prescribe medications.

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Can a therapist prescribe medications?

2019-07-25T01:19:10+00:00

Therapists cannot prescribe.  You can see a provider in our psychiatry department because they have the ability to prescribe medications for the  diagnosed condition.

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What is Telepsychiatry?

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Through the Alphatelemed website, you can see a provider face-to-face from the privacy and comfort of your own home to address common behavioral health challenges. Providers are different than therapists because they have the ability to prescribe medications for the treatment of diagnosed mental disorders.

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How do I pay for the visit?

2019-07-25T01:14:00+00:00

Currently Alphatelemed accepts: Virginia Medicaid or Medicare self-pay(out of pocket via credit or debit card) Will be accepting more health insurances in the near future Medical Cannabis Treatment recommendation: self-pay(out of pocket via credit or debit card) ONLY  

How do I pay for the visit?2019-07-25T01:14:00+00:00

Can my kids see a doctor on Alphatelemed?

2019-07-25T01:04:09+00:00

Children, under the age of 18, must be accompanied by a legal guardian or a parent to see our provider.  The rule is the same when you go to your doctors office.

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Is my Alphatelemed visit private and secure?

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Yes, your privacy is our priority.  We keep your information secure. Alphatelemed is designed to be a private, secure  We only use HIPAA-compliant tools that allow you to safely and confidentially consult with our providers online.

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What are conditions we DO NOT treat during an online visit?

2019-07-25T01:00:50+00:00

Alphatelemed is not for serious injuries or life threatening conditions, such as: Fractures Patients who want to hurt themselves Patients who want to hurt others Schizophrenia or hallucinations Seizures Chest pain Neurological symptoms, suggesting a stroke Difficulty breathing Dizziness or loss of consciousness Sudden bleeding Choking or gagging Severe Hypertension or Hemorrhoids Head injury Possible [...]

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