Mental health medication

Prescription mental health support, without the wait

When you need medication for your mental health, long wait times just aren’t right. Talkspace connects you with a specialized psychiatric provider within a week, for an evaluation, prescription, and ongoing care.

We accept insurance. Covered members pay an average copay of $30

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Psychiatric care that’s affordable and accessible

The Talkspace team has deep specialization in mental health medication, and your psychiatric provider will work with you to find a prescription that helps you feel and function better.

Because we believe this high-quality care should be available to all, we make it exceptionally fast and affordable. Talkspace is in-network with most major insurers (the average copay is only $30), there’s no referral required, and you can see a provider within about a week.

How it works


Schedule a video assessment

Answer a few questions online, then schedule a video appointment with a psychiatric provider licensed in your state.

Receive a diagnosis and prescription

During the appointment your Talkspace provider will listen and evaluate your symptoms and, if appropriate, prescribe medication.

Begin treatment

Your prescription will be sent to a local pharmacy of your choice. Every three months you’ll have a follow-up video appointment, and you can message your provider any time.

What it costs...

average copay for insured members
monthly cost when you pay out-of-pocket
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What we treat and prescribe

Talkspace diagnoses and treats common mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and more (for a full list, see the FAQ section below).
We prescribe evidence-based medications including SSRIs (such as Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac), SNRIs (such as Cymbalta, Effexor), Wellbutrin, Buspar, Trazodone, Abilify, Strattera, and any medication that is not a controlled substance and is deemed medically appropriate by your Talkspace psychiatric prescriber. 
Note: Talkspace does not prescribe stimulants (Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Vyvanse), sedatives (Xanax, Valium, Klonopin), or any controlled substances.

Therapy and medication in one place

Talkspace therapists are here to listen and help you develop strategies for better mental health, while our psychiatric providers prescribe the right medication. 
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Have questions? See Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions?
See Frequently Asked Questions

Online Psychiatry FAQ

Which mental health conditions can be addressed with Talkspace's online psychiatry services?

Talkspace's online psychiatry services can help to address a variety of mental health conditions with personalized treatment plans consisting of prescription medication, talk therapy, or both. Common conditions treated with Talkspace Psychiatry include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety Disorder & Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Insomnia
  • Panic Disorder

No matter your mental health concerns, Talkspace prescribers can help you develop a treatment plan that works for you.

Is an online psychiatrist the same as an in-person psychiatrist?

Online psychiatrists are just like in-person psychiatrists. Whether in-person or virtually, providers specialize in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions. The main difference is the method of delivery — you’ll be seeing an online psychiatrist on screen rather than sitting in a doctor's office. Talkspace providers can conduct sessions from wherever you're most comfortable, with the additional benefit of being able to prescribe mental health medication online.

What is the difference between therapy and psychiatry?

Therapy and psychiatry can both play an important role in your mental health treatment plan. In therapy, licensed therapists work with you to discuss personal challenges and devise a personalized plan, but they aren't able to prescribe medication. 

Psychiatry is a medical specialty that monitors medication to treat mental health symptoms. Psychiatrists and nurse practitioners are licensed medical providers who specialize in mental health treatment and can provide psychiatric care services and personalized medication management.

Can online therapists prescribe medication?

A licensed therapist cannot prescribe medications. To get mental health medication you need a prescription from a licensed psychiatrist or nurse practitioner.

However, online psychiatrists can prescribe medication to treat mental health conditions (with the exception of controlled substances). It's important to remember that there are no major differences between in-person psychiatry and telehealth psychiatry. Talkspace's platform is HIPAA-compliant and all communication is private and encrypted.

What kind of medications are prescribed on Talkspace?

Talkspace prescribers are able to prescribe all medications online except for controlled substances. Here is a list of our commonly prescribed medications:

  • Celexa (Citalopram)
  • Latuda (Lurasidone)
  • Remeron (Mirtazapine)
  • Seroquel (Quetiapine)
  • Strattera (Atomoxetine)
  • Topamax (Topiramate)
  • Zyprexa (Olanzapine)

How much is an online psychiatrist?

Talkspace is in-network with most major insurance plans and will bill your insurer directly for your care. The average copay for insured members is only $30.

If you pay out-of-pocket your initial appointment with a Talkspace  psychiatric provider will cost $299.00 for the initial evaluation, diagnosis, and prescription. Every three months you’ll have a follow-up appointment and prescription renewal and these cost $175.00 when you pay out-of-pocket.

If you are prescribed medication you’ll pay for it directly at the pharmacy of your choice.

What kind of prescribers are on the Talkspace psychiatry network?

The Talkspace psychiatry network includes licensed telehealth psychiatrists and nurse practitioners who specialize in psychiatry and can prescribe mental health medications.

Can I see a psychiatrist without a referral?

Yes, you can be matched with one of our Talkspace psychiatrists or nurse practitioners without a referral from a primary care physician.

Will I speak to the same prescriber every time?

Yes, you will work with the same licensed psychiatrist or nurse practitioner throughout your treatment. You can also easily switch at any point without any disruptions in treatment.

What can I expect from my first psychiatry appointment?

The first appointment is all about getting to know you. Your online psychiatrist will ask some questions about your medical and psychological history, including information about any medications you’re taking or mental health symptoms you’re experiencing, and why you are seeking psychiatric care. From there, they will make their recommendations for further treatment, including any prescription medications.

What technology do I need to access Talkspace psychiatry?

All Talkspace psychiatry sessions are facilitated by a licensed mental health professional  through Live Video Sessions (LVS) on the Talkspace platform. At this time, we support online counseling and psychiatric services through LVS on the web and mobile/tablet versions of Talkspace. The Talkspace app is available on both iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod) and Android devices. You can access Talkspace using cellular connection or WiFi.

How do I get my medication?

You can pick up your psychiatric medication from your local pharmacy. If you receive mail order delivery through your insurance, you will also be able to receive your medication through delivery as well.