During the coronavirus pandemic, more medical professionals are utilizing technology to connect with their patients in lieu of in-person visits. Dr. Julia DiPierdomenico is offering telepsychiatry visits to new and existing patients as social distancing becomes increasingly necessary within the Tucson community. During a telepsych visit, you will have a full-length appointment, but it will take place via web cam on your smartphone or computer. So, you can receive the mental healthcare you need without even leaving your house.
Is telemedicine psychiatry confidential and secure?
Dr. DiPierdomenico utilizes video conferencing software that adheres to all HIPAA regulations for patient privacy and security. However, you will want to ensure that you set up your call in a private, quiet area. With the whole family at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, you may have more difficulty finding some space to yourself. Using headphones can be helpful to ensure the privacy of your call. Dr. DiPierdomenico will hold online appointments from her clinical practice or home office to ensure privacy and minimal background noise to disrupt your visit.