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Telepsychiatry Specialist

Carolina Wellness Psychiatry, PLLC

Psychiatrists located in Chapel Hill, NC

Telepsychiatry Q & A


What is Telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry refers to using a HIPAA-compliant online platform to provide medication management and/or one of many different types of talk therapy to treat mental health disorders and emotional and behavioral problems. The physicians at Carolina Wellness Psychiatry, PLLC can provide telepsychiatry to provide psychotherapy, psychiatric treatment, and medication management via video-conferencing. The wonderful thing about Telehealth is that you can take virtual appointments from any remote location. Carolina Wellness Psychiatry, PLLC has some of the top physicians and psychiatrists in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Why choose a virtual appointment?

Telepsychiatry, telehealth/telemedicine, and virtual appointments are growing in prevalence to meet the needs of patients.  During our recent COVID-19 pandemic, it is safer for your health to stay home when possible.  Telepsychiatry can also offer patients with busy schedules a more convenient option than driving to an in-office appointment.  Some patients may find it more comfortable to discuss their feelings or difficult issues from the comfort and safety of their own home. 

What can telepsychiatry treat?

Telepsychiatry can be used to treat any mental health issue that would normally be treated in an office appointment.  Emergencies or life-threatening situations would be diverted to a higher level of care, such as an emergency department.  Both new patients and established patients have the option of choosing a telepsychiatry appointment.  The services provided during your virtual appointment can support you through a current life challenge, treat a new or chronic mental health diagnosis, and provide medication management if necessary. Simply put, virtually every life challenge and mental health disorder can be treated virtually.

Telepsychiatry can be used for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • ADHD
  • Postpartum Depression/Anxiety
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Autism
  • Eating disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Addiction
  • Personality disorders

Many patients schedule a virtual appointment for teletherapy to get help for problems that aren’t necessarily associated with a mental health disorder, including:

  • Marriage or relationship problems
  • Parenting struggles
  • Ongoing grief
  • Anger management
  • Major life transitions

What can I expect from my virtual telepsychiatry appointment?

Our physicians use a HIPAA-compliant online platform -

When your appointment is scheduled, you will be provided with a link to your physician’s online waiting room.  Your appointment is safe and secure.  Your personal health information remains private. 

Billing remains unchanged.  You have the option of leaving a credit card on file or receiving your invoice via email after your appointment.

No matter what mental health problem you face, Carolina Wellness Psychiatry, PLLC, can help you with a telepsychiatry appointment. To schedule a virtual appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature.