Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Convenient Telehealth Options

What is Telehealth?

Telehealth is a way of offering mental health care appointments through secure video conference when you are not able to visit your therapist at the clinic. Shown to be equally as effective as in-person therapy, telehealth services are provided via computer or tablet and can be done in the privacy of your own home.

A variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, adjustment issues, anger, grief and loss, family issues, transition challenges, and relationship problems problems can be delivered through telehealth. 

Our therapists and staff have been trained to work with veterans and their families while delivering telehealth. All appointments through telehealth follow our normal clinic guidelines and are confidential. 


Who is eligible?

Veterans

Veterans of the United States Armed Services, including the National Guard and Reserves,  regardless of role while in uniform, discharge status, or combat experience, with a focus on Post-9/11 Veterans. Veterans must be located in Pennsylvania.

Military Family Members

Parents, siblings, spouses or partners, adult children, caretakers, and others located in Pennsylvania.


Why use Telehealth?

  • It's Convenient. Get easy access to care from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet and video capabilities.
  • It's Consistent. Continue to receive treatment when unable to visit the clinic due to far distance, no transportation, work schedule, health problems, or other reasons.
  • It Works. Shown to be equally effective as in-person therapy, Telehealth sessions provide the same high-quality, confidential care through a secure online platform

What is needed for Telehealth?

  • Computer (preferred), tablet, or smartphone with a web camera, microphone, and speakers
  • Stable internet connection
  • A private, secure space where you cannot be overheard/seen and at low risk for interruptions

Find out more

Interested in Telehealth? Contact us to see if Telehealth is right for you. Call: 844-573-3146 or email us: mfcinfo@upenn.edu


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