At SUN, our admissions process starts with a no-cost consultation with one of our specialists to determine the best plan for your care. With our no-cost Telehealth Consultation, you can now video chat with an admissions specialist from home.
*IMPORTANT: You will need to have a camera. This will be a video chat and not a phone call.
Telehealth is the use of digital technology, such as a mobile device or computer, for healthcare services remotely. This can include virtual appointments, video conferencing, text reminders, apps, etc.
As our society relies more heavily on the use of technology, telehealth sessions are becoming popular as a convenient option for our increasingly busy lives.
The benefits of using telehealth services include:
While anyone can enjoy the benefits of telehealth, there are certain groups of people who should especially take advantage of telehealth services. These groups of people include:
Research regarding telehealth is fairly recent. However, the studies that have been done are promising and show that telehealth is effective.
Studies found that telephone use and telemonitoring vital signs for heart failure lessened the risk of being hospitalized and of death while increasing quality of life.
Another study found that telehealth for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective for both anxiety and depression disorders. CBT is when negative thought patterns are identified and addressed during therapy. This reinforces that telemental health and behavioral health care is effective via telehealth services.
Telehealth consultations were found to result in better clinical outcomes for wound care, some chronic conditions, and psychiatry. Standard health care services, as well as psychiatric care, can benefit from HIPAA compliant telehealth services.
SUN Behavioral Houston has multiple telehealth solutions for whatever circumstance you’re going through.
Our admissions process starts with a free, virtual consultation with an admissions specialist to determine what course of mental health care treatment would be best for you.
To set up a free consultation to get the help you need:
We also offer telehealth outpatient services. Once your needs are established during your consultation, your course of treatment will be determined on an individual basis. Some of our outpatient programs can be done virtually. These include:
It’s important to note that group topics will differ based on the participant's needs. You can expect facilitated breaks during the day. The programs might include psychotherapy, medication management, nursing education, activity therapy, and academics (if in school).
SUN specialists can help fill out FMLA paperwork and accommodate patient employee assistance programs (EAPs).
After the outpatient program, aftercare will be established to continue therapy and medication management.
Examples of telehealth include remote consultations, health apps for a mobile device, and remotely monitoring patients.
To establish telehealth, you reach out to a provider and set up an appointment. Typically the provider will provide you with a link before the appointment, which will give you access to the video chat.
Medicare Part B covers certain types of services via telehealth. For the most part, you will pay the same amount as you would for an in-person visit.
Typically, you provide information about what your concerns are and request a telehealth appointment with your provider.
The capable team at SUN Houston has been serving our community for years. Reach out to begin your journey to recovery.