Telemedicine Specialist

Summit Mental Health Clinic

Adult and Child Psychiatrist located in Austin, TX

Your mental wellness is an important part of your overall health and well-being. However, in-office visits with a psychiatrist aren’t always convenient. To ensure you get the mental health services you need, Francisca Ifesinachukwu, MD – known as Dr. Ada – and the compassionate team at Summit Mental Health Clinic in Austin, Texas, offer telemedicine appointments. To learn more about telemedicine and if it’s an option for you, contact the office by phone or online today.

Telemedicine Q&A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a service offered at Summit Mental Health Clinic that allows you to get the mental health care you need from any location, including your home or office. 

The adult and child psychiatry practice uses advanced telecommunication technology that’s safe and secure and allows them to evaluate, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. 

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

Telemedicine for psychiatric care offers many benefits. Some of the benefits you may experience with telemedicine at Summit Mental Health Clinic include:

  • Receiving the care you need when it’s convenient for you
  • Preventing delays in care because of lack of transportation or a busy schedule
  • Eliminating any unease that prevents you from seeking mental health services
  • Saving time and money

Visiting your psychiatrist from a location where you feel most comfortable may also make it easier for you to be more open about your feelings and concerns. 

Am I a good candidate for telemedicine?

Your provider at Summit Mental Health Clinic determines if you’re a good candidate for telemedicine based on your mental health needs and diagnosis. The team at Summit Mental Health Clinic offers telemedicine to conduct:

  • Initial psychiatric evaluations
  • Ongoing psychotherapy
  • Medication management

Though telemedicine offers many benefits, in some cases, the team may require an in-office visit to perform genetic testing or other lab work from their on-site lab. 

You may also need an in-person visit if you’re a new patient with serious symptoms that would benefit from a physical evaluation. 

What can I expect during a telemedicine appointment?

The team at Summit Mental Health Clinic takes an individualized approach to care, and the details of your telemedicine appointment are unique to your mental health needs. 

However, you can expect the same attentive and compassionate care during your telemedicine appointment that you get from an in-office visit. Your provider may review your symptoms and medications and ask questions about your life, daily stresses, and emotional and mental health. 

Based on the information gathered during your telemedicine appointment, your provider creates or updates your personalized treatment plan. 

Telemedicine is a convenient and safe way to get the psychiatric care you need. Call Summit Mental Health Clinic or use the online booking tool to schedule your telemedicine appointment today.