Psychiatry & Family Practice located in Palm Harbor, FL


Telehealth services offered in Palm Harbor, FL

When you struggle with mental health problems, visiting your health care provider’s office in person can be stressful and exhausting. At Sidhu Psychiatric Clinic in Palm Harbor, Florida, board-certified nurse practitioner Kanwaljit (Kavi) Sidhu, NP-C, PMHNP-BC, overcomes this issue by providing secure telehealth videoconferencing consultations. Call Sidhu Psychiatric Clinic to see how you can take advantage of the convenient telehealth service or book an appointment online today.

Telehealth Q&A

What is telehealth?

Telehealth allows you to access psychiatry services without visiting Sidhu Psychiatric Clinic in person. Telehealth uses videoconferencing technology so you can see and talk to Kavi from home, your workplace, or any other convenient location, providing you have internet access.

Many primary care and other medical practices use telehealth, but it’s especially helpful for patients who have psychiatric disorders. 

Leaving your safe home environment when you have a severe mental health problem can be immensely stressful and sometimes impossible. With telehealth, you can benefit from the expert care you need without excessive stress.

Sidhu Psychiatric Clinic’s telehealth platform is available on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or personal computer. 

The technology Kavi uses is fully encrypted and complies with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards, so you can feel confident that your conversations are secure and private.

What benefits does telehealth offer me?

Telehealth offers some significant benefits in addition to the easy, secure log-in. You don’t have to waste time traveling to and from an in-person appointment or sitting in the waiting room — you simply log in at your appointment time.

Nor do you have to deal with stressful traffic congestion or bustling crowds and noise, things many people with mental health disorders find extremely challenging. You also save money on transportation costs and avoid exposing yourself to infections like colds and stomach bugs.

Telehealth is ideal for patients who live far from the practice and those with disabilities or a lack of transportation that makes traveling difficult.

What can I use telehealth for?

Sidhu Psychiatric Clinic’s telehealth service is suitable for patients with most mental health or behavioral disorders. Common conditions include:

  • Depression (major depressive disorder)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Postpartum depression
  • Phobias
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance use disorders

Telehealth is also useful for problems like grief and relationship breakdowns. You can talk to Kavi about your feelings, how well you’re progressing, and the challenges you still face.

Kavi also provides medication management services via telehealth. She reviews your medicines to see if they benefit you sufficiently and check if they cause any side effects. She can send you an electronic prescription for more medication or change your treatment where necessary.

Certain disorders (primarily ADHD and Suboxone®-related conditions) might require an in-person mental health assessment and subsequent in-office appointments.

Call Sidhu Psychiatric Clinic to learn more about accessing services via telehealth or book an appointment online today.

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