“Patients who wish to avoid the stigma of visiting a psychiatrist’s office have the option to self-pay for discreet psychiatric consultations and treatment in the privacy of their homes” said Barb Johnston, CEO of HealthLinkNow, a telemedicine company. “HealthLinkNow securely connects patients to private and confidential care over the internet. That way, no one, including their insurance company, is informed about their psychiatric treatment.” said Johnston.” It’s really very simple. Patients go to www.healthlinknow.com, register through our secure patient portal and pay electronically by credit card. They can choose one of our psychiatrists, make an appointment, fill in their health history and access our wide range of high quality health information within minutes.” she continued. “All a patient needs is a PC or Mac, a webcam and a broadband connection and we can see them wherever they are” she explained. “Our expert psychiatrists are ready to assess and treat people in their homes very conveniently and in complete privacy.”
In addition to the convenience of seeing a HealthLinkNow specialist wherever you are, people value complete privacy simply for personal or professional reasons or for more practical considerations such as the complications that can arise from their insurance company knowing about their psychiatric symptoms or treatment. “This is the way of the future and people appreciate receiving mental health care in this secure, convenient and completely private way,” continued Johnston.