Online Psychiatry FAQ
What is the difference between therapy and psychiatry?
Therapy and psychiatry
can both play an important role in your 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 personalized medication management.
Can an online psychiatrist prescribe medication?
An online psychiatrist can prescribe medication (with the exception of controlled substances). It’s important to remember that there are no major differences between in-person psychiatry and tele-psychiatry. Talkspace’s platform is HIPAA-compliant and all messaging data is encrypted. Please feel free to email psychiatry-[email protected]
with any further questions.
How much is an online psychiatrist?
An appointment with an online psychiatrist costs $199.00 for initial evaluations, and costs $125.00 for follow-up appointments.
How does payment for Talkspace psychiatry work?
Payment for Talkspace psychiatry is session-based. Initial evaluations cost $199.00, and follow-up sessions are $125.00. Clients can schedule follow-up sessions directly with their providers.
What kind of prescribers are on the Talkspace psychiatry network?
The Talkspace psychiatry network includes psychiatrists and nurse practitioners who specialize in psychiatry.
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 prescriber throughout treatment. You can also easily switch at any point without any disruptions in treatment.
What technology do I need to access Talkspace psychiatry?
All Talkspace psychiatry sessions happen through Live Video Sessions (LVS) on the Talkspace platform. At this time, we support 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 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.