About Gaba Telepsychiatry
Now you can see your US qualified licensed & licensed Psychiatrist from anywhere in the world via Gaba Tele-psychiatry’s encrypted video platform.
All affiliated practitioners are US licensed, trained, and insured psychiatrists , who are screened, verified, and are known to follow US psychiatry guidelines and standards of care.
Gaba Tele-psychiatry’s goal is to provide the highest quality care to patients, who otherwise would not be able to access care from the provider of their choice either because of geographic location or scheduling difficulty.
How are we different
Gaba Tele-psychiatry provides services through a HIPAA compliant video platform, as if you were in the office. We do not treat patients via phone or text message.
Gaba Tele-psychiatry follows the same practices, guidelines as an in office visit, achieving the same results and safety standards. We are not a ‘text your therapist,’ or ‘therapy on demand app.
Gaba Tele-psychiatry’s peer network offers peer guidance and supervision, and we offer comprehensive services with medication management , psychotherapy modalities, as well as screening for medical causes of illness.
Why Gaba Telepsychiatry?
- Dedicated Providers
- US trained licensed & insured Psychiatrists
- Follow APA guidelines and standards of care
- Medication management combined with psychotherapy
- Multiple psychotherapy modalities
- Peer supervision network ensure safety and high standards
- Screening for medical causes of psychiatric illness
- Endocrine & Nutritional evaluation
- Safe Hipaa Compliant Video Platform
- Online scheduling available
- Patient data stored in secure encrypted cloud based EHR
- Prescriptions and lab send directly to your pharmacy
- Medications mailed to your location
- Your dedicated staff member to assist you through the process
- No rescheduling charges
- We make it easy
Our Psychiatric Services
Our Forensic Psychiatry Services
Your GABA Telepsychiatry Visit
A GABA tele-psychiatry staff member will be assigned to you to help you fill in the online questionnaire and liaise with your primary care doctor.
STEP 1 - Your Intake
You will fill in our online intake forms. If you’re having difficulty filling in our questionnaire online, you may ask to be connected to a staff member either by phone or via our secure teleplatform and he or she will help you fill in your paperwork. We will connect you to Gaba Tele-psychiatry’s video platform.
YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS
We will collect your medical records from your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, we will help you connect to a local provider or urgent care franchise, (if you are traveling) which will accept your insurance.
YOUR DEDICATED LIAISON
A Gaba Tele-psychiatry dedicated staff member will help you navigate the process of scheduling, filling in of intake forms, payment, obtaining prescriptions, bloodworms & medical records.
You will see the Psychychiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation.
STEP 2 - Psychiatric History & Evaluation
You will see a psychiatrist via a Gaba tele-psychiatry platform for your evaluation. To get the most out of your visit, try to make sure you are in a private room without any background noise, an adequate speed internet connection and a backup phone should there be any interruption to your internet service.
YOU WILL SEE THE PSYCHIATRIST
The psychiatrist will ask about your current and past symptoms, including your family, developmental, occupational, relationship history, psychiatric & medical history as well as your personality style and coping strategies.
YOUR TREATMENT PLAN
Your medical and psychiatric symptoms, history, responses to medications psychotherapy and other treatment will be used to formulate a treatment plan.
Book an Appointment Online with our Online Psychiatrist for Telepsychiatry Services
Clinical Services: New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, California, Florida
Forensic Psychiatry Services: All of the US and Canada
How much does it cost to see an online psychiatrist at Gaba Telepsychiatry?
Your first online appointment with one of our psychiatrists will cost $400. The follow-up appointments will be $250. If you have out-of-network benefits, we can submit claims on your behalf.
Your Medical/ Nutrition Evaluation
Medical evaluation will include nutrition and hormonal factors affecting mood as well as screening for underlying medial problems causing mood distrurbance.
Step 3 – Medical Evaluation
Gaba Telepsychiatry has a policy to screen possible medical causes of psychiatric illness. This includes:
- lab work for thyroid function,
- sex hormones including estrogen,
- progesterone and testosterone levels,
- heavy metal toxicity including lead
- and mercury levels.We also screen anemia, vitamin D, vitamin B12 & iodine deficiency.
We also screen for symptoms of sleep apnea, insomnia, diabetes and other factors which may be exacerbating psychiatric symptoms.
We will send a prescription to your local quest diagnostics where you can go for blood works. Otherwise you can see your primary care provider for blood work. We will follow up on your medical records.
If you are traveling we can help and connect you to a local urgent care center of primary care doctor in your area.
Step 4 – Nutrition Evaluation
There will be an optional nutritional evaluation where you will be asked to keep a food diary:
Gaba Tele-psychiatry does not prescribe expensive supplements. Most patients rarely need to take anything more than omega 3, multivitamins, which can either be bought over the counter at your local pharmacy or may be covered by your insurance.
We may prescribe extra supplements if there is a specific deficiency e.g. iron or folate, vitamin D or thiamine- depending on the deficiency.We also monitor correct control of diabetes, factors in your diet which may be causing fluctuations in blood sugar and factors affecting your mood and anxiety levels. This is all part of the initial evaluation.
Your Treatment plan
Your Treatment plan may consist of the following features
- Screening for causes of symptoms
- Education and information
- Treating medical/ nutritional endocrine causes of symptoms e.g. sleep apnea
- Lifestyle changes e.g. exercise, diet, sleep hygiene
- Choosing the correct therapy modality if desired / recommended
- Selecting the correct medication regime if required
- Careful monitoring and titration