Doctor On Demand makes psychiatric video visits available nationwide
Doctor On Demand announced today that it will become the first major telemedicine provider to offer psychiatric video visits on a nationwide scale. The company began offering mental health care services in December 2014 with the addition of psychologists to its provider network. The new addition of psychiatrists represents a significant expansion of access to mental health care through Doctor On Demand. Now, patients can receive both therapy from a doctorate-level psychologist and medication evaluation and management from a board-certified psychiatrist through their smartphone or computer in the comfort of their home.
“Many Americans don’t have access to mental health treatment, and for those that do, long wait times, distance, cost and stigma are still barriers to getting care. These are all challenges telemedicine can address,” said Dr. Donovan Wong, medical director of mental health at Doctor On Demand. “By adding psychiatrists to our network, Doctor On Demand is making it easier for millions of Americans to get mental health care from the comfort of home.”