What is Telehealth?
Telehealth or Telepsychology is not a different type of care, but rather merely a new modality of care. Simply put, it’s a therapy session that can be done through a video on your computer, smartphone, tablet-enabled device, or even on the phone. Dr. Brown uses a HIPPA compliant and secure platform. She partners with you to work on developing an approach in therapy that will be productive, flexible and help you to achieve your treatment goals.
Telehealth is well received by many due to the convenience and how it has been shown to be as effective as in person therapy. It enhances patient care, and minimizes travel. During this time of social distancing, telehealth has allowed clients to receive counseling without leaving their home via telephone or video devices.
Is it covered by my insurance?
Most insurance companies including Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Aetna are covering telehealth sessions in the same way as if you were in the office. Dr. Brown will work with you to verify your health insurance benefits and confirm if there are any out of pocket costs.
How can I book a session?
To book an online session call Dr. Brown at (708) 955-8070.
Additional Telehealth Information
Dr. Brown is a Level I and Level II Board certified professional in Telehealth by the Telebehavioral Health Institute.
Dr. Brown is licensed by the Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT). She is licensed to practice telepsychology with her E.Passport with the Association of the State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) under the authority of PSYPACT. Currently, this license allows her to practice telepsychology in the following participating states: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. Legislation has been introduced for PSYPACT in 2020 for the following states: Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and Washington. To see if your state has been added to ASPPB PSYPACT check on ASPPB’s PSYPACT website: https://psypact.org/page/psypact.map.
Dr. Brown also is a licensed out-of-state provider for Telehealth for the state of Florida (http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth).
These telehealth licenses allow Dr. Brown to provide telepsychology in the states that are a part of ASPPB’s PSYPACT E.Passport and Florida. Additionally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved and recognized the authority of PSYPACT’s E.PASSPORT, which allows Dr. Brown to provide telehealth services to patients in those participating states.