Zepf Center News

Zepf Center Announces Telepsychiatry Services

Published Monday, June 8, 2015
by Deb Flores, COO



What is Telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is traditional psychiatric services provided over a secure connection between two computers. The postcard provided here gives an overview of 

What should patients expect?

This experience will be similar to a traditional office visit. They will be:

  • Greeted by a nurse who will prepare the patient for the visit with the psychiatrist.
  • Seated in an office equipped with a monitor (TV), small camera, speakers and microphone. Instead of having the psychiatrist seated in the room with the patient, interaction with be via the computer connection (similar to skype, FaceTime, web conferencing etc).
  • Ability to see, hear the provider over the speakers, and be able to talk to him through the microphone. The provider will be able to see, hear and speak to the patient through the equipment in his off-site office.
  • Able to pick up medications from the Nebraska Pharmacy, if the provider prescribes them for the patient (prescriptions will be sent electronically to your pharmacy).
  • Patients will be asked to complete a brief satisfaction survey at the end of their visit.
  • Provided with a follow-up appointment


 The postcard providing all of the information found within this article may be downloaded here!


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