A way to meet with your provider from the comfort of your home.
Our office offers telemedicine appointments for Texas residents with a doctor's approval. Please be aware some insurance policies do not cover telemedicine. Our staff can help you with any questions about this service and you can read more about it below too.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Telemedicine in Texas is defined by Texas law as remote medical services provided to a patient by a physician who is licensed in Texas. Since our doctors are only licensed to practice medicine in Texas, they cannot and will not provide Telemedicine services to any patient located across Texas state lines. Even in cases where your permanent residence is in Texas, if you're located physically across state lines we cannot and will not provide Telemedicine services. Thank you.
What is telemedicine? ▼
Telemedicine is the practice of providing clinical care to patients at a distance using telecommunications technology. In other words, it is a method of treating patients using the internet and telephone. This can take the form of real-time video visits, secure email, or remotely monitoring a patient’s vital signs.
Are telemedicine and telehealth the same thing? ▼
The terms telemedicine and telehealth are often used as if they were the same thing, but technically telemedicine is a subset of telehealth. Telehealth also includes non-clinical uses of telecommunications technology such as self-monitoring, provider and patient education, and medical records management.
Do I need to meet with a provider in-person before a virtual visit can be held?▼
This is determined on a state-by-state basis. In Texas, a prior in-person visit is a requirement.
How do virtual visits work at the ADHD Treatment Center? ▼
Our clinic will forward you a specific Zoom link. Please check your email/texts for this. As your appointment time approaches, there may be a new link (in case of technical difficulties outside of our control) so please stay updated with communications. After your visit, our front office will text you about your next visit and your charge.
Will insurance pay for video visits? ▼
In many cases, yes. Many insurers voluntarily pay for telemedicine visits and 26 states have laws requiring them to do so. Please verify with your insurance companies as coverage may vary from plan to plan.
Is telemedicine private and secure?▼
The quality of telemedicine as a method of healthcare delivery is confirmed by decades of research and demonstrations. Telemedicine has been found to be a safe, cost-effective, and convenient way to provide healthcare services.
Is the quality of care the same as an in-person visit? ▼
Patients. Telemedicine gives patients the opportunity to receive care without a trip to the doctor’s office. They don’t have to take time away from work or family responsibilities. They don’t waste time traveling, or money on parking or public transportation. They don’t risk exposure to other patients with communicable illnesses. And they get better health outcomes and become more engaged in their own healthcare.
Who benefits from telemedicine? ▼
Yes, but only when it is conducted using an encrypted platform that was designed for the purpose.