Telemedicine Services at Achieve Concierge
During times of unprecedented stress, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more vital than ever to take care of your mental health. Achieve Concierge offers uninterrupted access to our specialized, comprehensive mental health services with our telemedicine platform.
This easy-to-use system is designed for your convenience—you don’t have to download any software, and the platform works with all smartphones, computers, or tablets. Achieve Concierge’s office remains open for in-person visits. Our telemedicine option, however, allows you to have an online appointment with our healthcare professionals from the comfort of your home. You can rest assured that your wellness needs continue to be our top priority—no matter what.
What Is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine has come a long way since the 1950s, when it was mainly used as a method of communication between a select group of hospitals and university medical centers, allowing specialists to collaborate with doctors on patient care.
As technology evolved throughout the decades, with constant connectivity and personal devices that put the world at your fingertips, telemedicine has also moved forward to create a revolutionary new way to provide health care. Telemedicine delivers in-depth virtual care to you anytime and anywhere, and it also allows medical providers to share patient data securely. Along with this increased accessibility, telemedicine can also enhance engagement between you and your healthcare provider, which often leads to greater satisfaction with your mental health care.
Another term you may hear about is telehealth, but there are some key differences between telehealth and telemedicine.
Telehealth vs. Telemedicine
The telehealth umbrella covers services and technologies that provide both clinical and non-clinical care. Clinical telehealth offerings may include medical assessments and treatment for individuals or families, while examples of non-clinical services include education and training for healthcare providers.
On the other hand, telemedicine focuses exclusively on clinical care. Electronic communications and software programs help physicians and patients meet, either via phone or video, outside of the typical office setting.
Both telehealth and telemedicine are important because they raise the bar for healthcare around the world. Patients and doctors stay connected in ways they never have before, for a seamless continuum of care. This is especially important for people who have psychiatric and mental health issues, who now have a range of technology applications that can help them get the care they need.
Schedule a Telemedicine Appointment with Achieve Concierge
At Achieve Concierge, we want to support your wellness goals. We do that by simplifying your life and streamlining your care, and telemedicine is an ideal tool for that. If, for any reason, you can’t make it to our office for a visit, you can easily schedule a telemedicine appointment with any of our healthcare providers. Our UpDox platform is compatible with all major devices and operating systems, and it is HIPAA compliant. Call our office at (619) 393-5871 to set up your telemedicine visit. Please note that Achieve Concierge doesn’t accept insurance for telemedicine appointments.
By providing you with direct access to our healthcare professionals, we want to give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have high-quality mental health care whenever you need it.