“After having completed TMS I don’t think about killing myself anymore. TMS has allowed me to start thinking about life and how I want to live it now that I feel like living. I was tired of wanting to die all the time, and, now I’m ready to relearn what living is all about!” – Anonymous, St. John Mental Health Clinic of Houston, TMS Patient
Telehealth, or Telemedicine, is a relatively new way of providing health care from a distance using interactive electronic and telecommunication devices. Since so many people have at least one personal communication device that allows for both audio and visual components, it has become a convenient way of accessing health care.
Telepsychiatry is behavioral healthcare through telemedicine. Since many mental health disorders are diagnosed by reported symptoms, telepsychiatry is particularly suited to mental health care. Telepsychiatry makes mental health care more convenient. It provides more flexibility for busy patients as well as providing faster services in urgent situations.
Telepsychiatry appointments are available on a limited bases to existing patients of Dr. St John’s only, for whom traveling to our office presents a hardship. Dr. St. John must determine that telepsychiatry appointments are appropriate for patients desiring to be seen via telepsychiatry. Please inquire with front office staff about scheduling a telepsychiatry appointment and to verify insurance coverage of telepsychiatry. Patients receiving telepsychiatry services in our office are required to be seen in person at least once or twice a year, depending on the frequency of their appointments.