At SUN, our admissions process starts with a no-cost consultation with one of our specialists to determine the best plan for your care. With our no-cost Telehealth Consultation (formerly Virtual Consultation), you can now video chat with an admissions specialist from home. If you or a loved one is experiencing a psychiatric emergency, immediately dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. You can also call us at 614-706-2786. This form is not for use in emergency situations.
*IMPORTANT: You will need to have a camera. This will be a video chat and not a phone call.
The best part is that you can now do all of this without leaving the safety of your home. We offer online screenings that can be scheduled 24/7.
However, if you are hesitant about online therapy or treatment sessions, also known as telepsychiatry services, it’s important to look into telehealth and its benefits first.
Telehealth is the use of digital technology, such as a mobile device or computer, for healthcare services remotely. This can include virtual appointments, video conferencing, text reminders, apps, etc.
As our society relies more heavily on the use of technology, telehealth sessions are becoming popular as a convenient option for our increasingly busy lives.
The benefits of using telehealth services include:
While anyone can enjoy the benefits of telehealth, there are certain groups of people who should especially take advantage of telehealth services. These groups of people include:
The ability to be able to get digital treatment is a huge help for many people and the same may be true for you. Call SUN Columbus today.
Research regarding telehealth is fairly recent. However, the studies that have been done are promising and show that telehealth is effective.
Studies found that telephone use and telemonitoring vital signs for heart failure lessened the risk of being hospitalized and of death while increasing quality of life.
Another study found that telehealth for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective for both anxiety and depression disorders. CBT is when negative thought patterns are identified and addressed during therapy. This reinforces that telemental health and behavioral health care is effective via telehealth services.
Telehealth consultations were found to result in better clinical outcomes for wound care, some chronic conditions, and psychiatry. Standard health care services, as well as psychiatric care, can benefit from HIPAA compliant telehealth services.
SUN Behavioral Columbus has multiple telehealth solutions for whatever circumstance you’re going through.
Our admissions process starts with a free, virtual consultation with an admissions specialist to determine what course of mental health care treatment would be best for you.
To set up a free consultation to get the help you need:
We also offer telehealth outpatient services. Once your needs are established during your consultation, your course of treatment will be determined on an individual basis. Some of our outpatient programs can be done virtually. These include:
It’s important to note that group topics will differ based on the participant’s needs. You can expect facilitated breaks during the day. The programs might include psychotherapy, medication management, nursing education, activity therapy and academics (if in school).
SUN specialists can help fill out FMLA paperwork and accommodate patient employee assistance programs (EAPs).
After the outpatient program, aftercare will be established to continue therapy and medication management.
Examples of telehealth include remote consultations, health apps for a mobile device, and remotely monitoring patients.
To establish telehealth, you reach out to a provider and set up an appointment. Typically the provider will provide you with a link before the appointment, which will give you access to the video chat.
Medicare Part B covers certain types of services via telehealth. For the most part, you will pay the same amount as you would for an in-person visit.
Typically, you provide information about what your concerns are and request a telehealth appointment with your provider.
If you have mental health or substance use concerns, SUN Behavioral Columbus has at-home solutions for you. Learn more about our outpatient programs and schedule a free, virtual consultation to get a course of treatment to start your journey to wellness. If you have any questions or concerns, we are always just a phone call away at 614-706-2786.
The capable team at SUN Columbus has been serving our community for years. Reach out to begin your journey to recovery.
Skip the emergency room and come to SUN for all of your behavioral health and substance use disorder needs
For a medical emergency, including a drug or medication overdose, call 911 immediately.