What is an online mental health consult?
Online mental health consults are concise 15-minute meetings with a primary care provider who can provide mental health guidance, support, and medication prescriptions if appropriate. These appointments offer a quick and convenient opportunity to start a conversation about mental health centered on your experiences and needs.
These video visits are best for individuals in stable condition who do not require psychiatric care. During an online mental health consult, you can discuss any challenges you have been managing recently, your previous experience with mental health care, and the reasons behind seeking mental health care.
From this conversation, your provider may recommend longer-term treatment, including regular psychiatric care. For those who have not yet started regular mental health care or are looking for guidance about mental health care, an online mental health consult is a great place to begin these conversations.
For individuals diagnosed with a mental health condition or prescribed medication for mental health concerns, these appointments also offer an opportunity to speak to a primary care provider about medication management and prescription refills.