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A lot of people have the same questions about psychiatric services and telehealth. View our FAQs to see if they’re helpful for you.
What are the benefits of telepsychiatry?
Telepsychiatry allows the client freedom to see a clinician on their schedule. No more factoring in commuting to the office, waiting in the waiting room, and hoping your appointment was not double booked. With telepsychiatry you can take care of your appointments and get back to enjoying your life.
Is telepsychiatry safe and secure?
Absolutely. All data is encrypted through TherapyPortal or doxy.me, utilizing HIPAA-compliant infrastructure. The communication is direct to your clinician. Telehealth calls use end-to-end encryption for maximum privacy. All information is stored in a secure Electronic Health Record that is the same for all in-person appointments as well.
Are all medications able to be prescribed through telepsychiatry?
Yes and no. There are certain standards that must be met prior to starting and continuing with certain controlled substances and this is something that can be discussed with your clinician. We also offer in office and concierge visits for cases that may require face to face sessions.
How soon can I get an appointment?
Appointments are scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. We offer flexible timing for both early morning and late-night sessions. You can be assured that if you book an appointment that you will be the only one with that slot.
What if I am out-of-state and need to make an appointment?
Currently we are only able to see clients that are residents of New Jersey. If you are on vacation, we are still able to have an appointment. However, if you will need medication filled at a pharmacy outside of New Jersey there may be issues with insurance coverage or pharmacy acceptance. Clients have paid cash for medications in the past if their insurance would not cover an out of state fill.
Anthony DiMura, PMHNP
My Name is Anthony DiMura, I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and I have worked in the mental health field for nearly 14 years.
As a mental health consumer myself, I understand the damper mental illness can have on your life. What once made you happy leaves you dull, things you looked forward to make you feel anxious, and the people around you are concerned. You may feel hopeless and helpless and have tried therapy and medication in the past with little success. Spending time to listen to you is what I do best. Medication is not always needed, but when it is you will have the education to make an informed decision of how you want to proceed. I believe in quality of service, not quantity. You time should be Your time.