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Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals Moves to Telemedicine During Pandemic

Behavioral Health Provider Fills Growing Need in Georgia with Telehealth Appointments
ATLANTA, GA, March 25, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- As fear and uncertainty spread during the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals announces an expansion of its virtual counseling and telemedicine appointments. This move will allow the organization to meet the growing need for behavioral health services during such a difficult time while prioritizing health and safety throughout the community.
Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals know that mental health services are vital in everyday life, and it becomes even more crucial during times of crisis. As such, our behavioral health professionals expect to see an increase in the need for psychiatry and counseling. Many people will experience symptoms of depression due to social distancing and worsening anxiety about the virus. The organization will use telemedicine to balance this increased need with the serious need for social distancing during this pandemic.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth appointments allow patients to discuss the same issues they would during in-patients appointments with their providers. However, the discussions take place virtually through the patient's computer or smartphone. Therapists continue to offer many of the same services as they always have, while psychiatrists can still prescribe much-needed medications.
Accepting New Behavioral Health Patients in Georgia
In an effort to improve social distancing, Georgia Behavioral Health Providers will accept new and existing patients through telehealth services. Whether the patient is completely new to mental health services, currently seeing the organization's professionals, or somewhere in between, they can access the telehealth waiting room and set up appointments. Georgians who access this service can receive treatments for coronavirus-related symptoms and other mental health disorders as well.
How To Setup a Telehealth Appointment
Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals has made it simple to set up and attend telehealth appointments. Patients access the virtual waiting room through either their computers or smartphones. Through this portal, they can request appointments and connect with behavioral health professionals.
About Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals: Founded in 1993, our doctors and clinicians have been serving their communities for many years. Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals (GBHP) believes in delivering comprehensive mental health care in a private practice setting. We provide integrated care with psychiatrists, addiction medicine doctors, psychologists, interventional psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and masters level therapists to treat a wide range of behavioral health disorders. With twenty five locations serving across all of Georgia, we are the largest behavioral health group in the state.
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