As the news of the COVID-19 (the disease caused by the Coronavirus) continues to evolve throughout the country, the main focus of South Shore Child and Family Counseling is the mental and physical well-being of our clients and their families. Due to the nationwide concerns, telehealth can be a healthy alternative to an office visit.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is the use of electronic information and communication technologies by a health care provider to deliver services to an individual when he/she/they is/are located at a different site than the provider.
How to Participate in Telehealth?
Please factor in your understanding of your unique health needs and the needs of your loved ones when deciding whether to pursue office versus telehealth visit. In order to participate in telehealth, you will need to contact your insurance company to verify that telehealth services are covered and you are eligible to receive such services. You will be responsible for any copays, coinsurance, deductibles or charges that apply to your telehealth visit.
In addition to completing and signing our Client Intake forms, you will also need to sign a Telehealth Consent Form before participating in your telehealth session. You will be provided this form via email when your first appointment is confirmed.
What Will My Telehealth Visit Look Like?
Currently, we are use a HIPAA compliant platform through Google. When your visit is confirmed with your clinician, they will send you a confirmation email with details of the visit and link to the session.
You are able to add it to your Google calendar should you choose. Please be aware that you will need to allow microphone AND camera use by joining using the Hangouts Meet link in your confirmation email.
South Shore Child and Family Counseling, LLC Established in 2013