Work with a Virtual Psychiatrist in New York City
Availability. In New York City, mental health services are in high demand, due to skyrocketing rates of mental illness in recent years. Many traditional psychiatric practices are not accepting any new patients, or they have lengthy waiting lists for services. However, Skypiatrist is often able to schedule an appointment just days after you first make contact.
Insurance. Skypiatrist accepts a number of insurance plans from NYC clients, including Aetna, Cigna, Oscar, Oxford, and United/Optum, as well as Medicare. They also accept non-insurance patients. You can visit their website and input your insurance details to find out if your session will be covered.
Commute. Many people dread the regular commute to their doctor’s office, and no wonder—NYC traffic can be extraordinarily stressful! With online counseling, there is no commute, no waiting room, no trekking through the snow in winter and sweltering in the heat in summer.
Comfort. Take your shoes off, make a cup of tea, and settle down on your own cozy couch. You can relax during your appointment, knowing that you are already home and comfortable. Being more relaxed helps to facilitate open and honest conversation with your therapist.
Convenient prescriptions. If you need medication, a Skypiatrist doctor will send your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice. You can then pick up the medication at your convenience.
Privacy. Skypiatrist uses a video chat application that is designed to provide maximum confidentiality. Their HIPAA-approved app connects the client’s device directly to their website, so that the only parties privy to the conversation are client and doctor. No software is necessary, so any client who has a device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer) that has a working videocamera can connect easily.