PATH Behavioral Health - TeleHealth/Telemedicine

Telehealth & Telemedicine Appointments

PATH's commitment to our patients is that we will do all that we can to ensure that you can get the help you are seeking, regardless of your age, availability, or location. To facilitate our Zero Barrier to Care commitment we offer Telehealth and Telemedicine appointment options for our patients through the use of secure, interactive audio and video technologies.

We offer telehealth services in Ohio, Vermont and New Hampshire.

Our secure platform is HIPAA compliant to protect patient privacy and confidentiality. Telehealth appoinments can be done from the comfort of your home, in our offices, or any location deemed appropriate by the patient and our providers. The platform is incredibly simple to use and only needs an internet enabled smartphone or computer, no downloads required.

How can I make a telehelth appointment?

To make scheduling a telehealth appointment simple, we offer various options: call your local Path office, our main intake line (1-844-584-7284) or use our contact us page for individual clinic locations.

What is Telehealth and Telemedicine?

Telehealth and Telemeedicine is a way to virtually connect patients to providers to allow access to health services via interactive audio and video technologies such as live video sessions, mobile apps or other approved telecommunication mediums. From the privacy of your own home you can be connected with a qualified and licensed provider.

Telehealth and COVID-19

During these unprecedented and stressful times, mental health care has become even more important. Path operates as an essential business and our offices remain open for appointments but we recognize that some patients may be trying to minimize leaving their home. We have greatly expanded our telehealth options and telehealth appointment availability to ensure that you can still get the help you need from the safety and comfort of your home.

E-health , or 'electronic health', is a term that covers a broad range of developments in medical care delivery, including telemedecine - the use of telecommunications to deliver healthcare over distance . It has been around since the early 1990s when there were attempts to produce online chat rooms between doctors and patients. e-health encompasses everything from online consultations with GPs, specialists and nurses to transmitting lab results through secure databases.

But it's more than just being able to send an email.

Scientists are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of telemedicine , particularly for conditions ranging from diabetic foot ulcers to strokes, but also in everyday consultations between patients and doctors.

The arrangement is convenient for busy professionals who might otherwise find it hard to make an office appointment. For the rural or suburban patient, far away from medical centers, internet-based communications help reduce time and travel costs.

It can also be useful where there is a language barrier: you speak English but your doctor doesn't; or you live in Vermont and need treatment from a specialist based in Ohio. you van do that now.

Benefits of telemedicine:

  1. Improving access to care and reducing health disparities
  2. Improve quality of life for patients with chronic illness or disability through the use of technology that enables better communication between the patient and their providers, including increased access to emergency services and reduced falls in homebound or hospitalized patients.
  3. Strategically deployed telemedicine can help support a range of important health-care related functions including: helping to alleviate workload pressures at rural hospitals; increasing the capacity of public health departments to investigate disease outbreaks; expanding surveillance capabilities for emerging diseases like pandemic influenza or SARS; providing support during natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods – where wired communications may be disrupted - by enabling real-time consultation between public health professionals who working in their community and medical specialists in distant locations.
  4. Providing access to full spectrum of care
  5. Telemedicine can also help reduce health disparities that are often observed between urban and rural areas, or among populations with low income levels. Telehealth support for the underserved is provided by many non-profit, government and commercial entities