**NEW patients may be seen as Telehealth clients!**

What is Telehealth/Telemedicine?

Telehealth (also referred to as Telemedicine) is the practice of caring for patients remotely when the provider and patient are not physically present with each other by using your phone or computer to video conference. Medical professionals, as well as mental health providers, have been using this tool for months or years to enable quicker access to patients in a variety of online formats.

Is it secure and confidential?

The format we have elected to use is employed by professionals worldwide and is well established. They use state of the art security and encrypted protocols to ensure confidentiality is maintained and HIPAA requirements are met.

How does it work?

Your therapist will thoroughly review the how-to’s with you so that you are comfortable before your first session. This format is known for ease of use.

Bay Area Behavioral Services policy has long been to see patients face-to-face in our offices. We have decided to offer Telehealth counseling services at this time in order to limit interpersonal contact in an effort to help contain the coronavirus, while maintaining our commitment to our patients. Our goal is to meet the quickly changing needs of our clientele while promoting safety and best practices. Your mental and physical health is our priority and we are here to answer questions and provide support as always.