Are you one of the many people unsure of taking the next step in seeking mental health care because your anxiety, depression, or other symptoms make interacting with the world around you difficult? Telepsychiatry is online psychiatric care via secure video web chat with a physician who is licensed in your state. It is like using FaceTime or Video Skype, but through an HIPAA compliant, fully encrypted server. Telepsychiatry allows you to seek the care you need to treat your mental health condition with convenience and privacy.  You can use any device with a webcam and internet connection such as a PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Experienced psychiatrist, Dr. Van Doren, offers comprehensive telepsychiatric care to increase access to mental health services, reduce the stigma associated with mental health care, and improve the quality of care. Dr. Van Doren is licensed in Arizona, Kansas, Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin.   He is accepting patients from these states.  You must be geographically located in one of these states at the time of your telepsychiatry visit. 

Benefits of Telepsychiatry

Erin Clark, MD

Obstetrician, University of Utah

Telepsychiatry gives you peace of mind knowing you don’t have to travel long distances, lose time at work, or exit your comfort zone to get the help you need. Telepsychiatry allows for patient-centered, easily accessible, and immediate care, exactly when and where you need it. 

Dr. Van Doren is able to diagnose and treat any psychiatric condition through telepsychiatry that can be diagnosed in person, as well as provide psychotherapy and medication management. Your high-quality care will be the same as you would receive if you were in a physical location. There has never been a better time to get affordable, convenient, and discreet psychiatric care. You must be geographically located in one of these states at the time of your telepsychiatry visit. 

Erin Clark, MD

Obstetrician, University of Utah
Controlled Substances and Telepscyhiatry

All patients requiring a prescription for a controlled substance must be assessed "in-person" at least one time prior to issuing such a prescription.  Following the "in-person" assessment, subsequent prescriptions may be issued through telemedicine or telepsychiatry.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is a branch of the Department of Justice which enforces laws related to the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.  These laws govern the use, prescription and distribution of controlled substances, which include certain medications that have potential for abuse and dependency.  These medications include: Adderall, Vyvanse, Concerta, Ritalin, dextroamphetamine, methylphenidate, Valium, Xanax, Ativan, clonazepam, Provigil, Nuvigil, opiate pain medications, muscle relaxants, testosterone, and many other similar medications.   The medical use of a controlled substance requires a valid prescription by a licensed medical professional.  .

Per the DEA and laws enacted with the Ryan Haight Act of 2008, a prescription is not valid unless it is issued by a licensed medical professional who has assessed the patient "in-person" as least one time.  "In-person" is defined as 'in the physical presence of' and specifically excludes tele-video assessments.   Once the one time "in-person" condition is met then future assessments and prescriptions may be conducted by telemedicine or telepsychiatry. You must be geographically located in one of these states at the time of your telepsychiatry visit.