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Offline shellyx234

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Tele counselling
« on: April 16, 2020, 04:58:00 pm »
I'm just wondering if anyone here has had any experience with online doctors/counselors? From what I understand it's a lot less expensive than in-person visits and I'm just wondering about the experience. At this point I am sort of mid-transition and I mainly just want to get prescriptions to continue my transition. I do feel the talk-therapy will be helpful but I have gotten to know myself pretty well at 42 and I don't think I need a ton of talk therapy.

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Re: Tele counselling
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 05:13:37 pm »
I had my first telemedicine appointment ever for my first HRT appointment just this week.  I also see my therapist over zoom.  I think it has its positives and negatives, but I don't think it costs less for me so far.

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Re: Tele counselling
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2020, 06:14:34 pm »
I had my first telemedicine appointment ever for my first HRT appointment just this week.  I also see my therapist over zoom.  I think it has its positives and negatives, but I don't think it costs less for me so far.
But you still need Endocrine to prescribed hormone medication and Endocrine have to communicate with Therapist

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Re: Tele counselling
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2020, 06:31:10 pm »
Living in an isolated community I have had telemedicine appointments with my endo and webex with my psychiatrist. Because of the covid 19 crisis I got to do the the webex meeting from my living room and except a hiccup getting connected I loved it. If you have ever used skype it's really just like that.
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Re: Tele counselling
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2020, 11:55:48 am »
ok except for the infrequent network glitches, HIPPA compliant, most try to be? Everything is on the wire. Sessions are paid for by employer. If you go over the X number of sessions then its $$$$$ per hours. My sessions have last from 30 to 45 minutes. The employer purchases massive number of sessions more than likely at discount?
Peer led free group sessions are also available, APPS can and do vary. What can I say once it is out into the cloud ...
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Re: Tele counselling
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2021, 03:39:44 pm »
I'm just wondering if anyone here has had any experience with online doctors/counselors? From what I understand it's a lot less expensive than in-person visits and I'm just wondering about the experience. At this point I am sort of mid-transition and I mainly just want to get prescriptions to continue my transition. I do feel the talk-therapy will be helpful but I have gotten to know myself pretty well at 42 and I don't think I need a ton of talk therapy.

Check with your Insurance company first.  Depending on your carrier and the plan, the costs for tele-health may vary.  For instncce here in the US as of July 1,  BCBS reverted back to their pre-COVID tele-health coverage for the vast majority of their plans.  The had been covering tele-health at the regular co-pay costs because of the pandemic.



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Re: Tele counselling
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2021, 05:27:26 pm »
I have not tried tele-doctor or tele-therapy or tele-voice training.

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Re: Tele counselling
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2021, 10:28:57 pm »
I live in a small (out of the way) town so I have used Tele-appointments with my doctors...
....but I would much rather make the 3 to 5 hour drive to one of the big cities and have a
one on one in person appointment.
   
In my opinion, nothing beats being there in person with your doctor or therapist
but a brief follow-up tele-appointment has worked OK for me.

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Re: Tele counselling
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2021, 07:36:33 am »

It might be worth noting that every insurance plan has an appeals process. If you need tele-health and it is not covered or your therapist of choice is not in-network, you can always appeal to be covered "in network".  You will likely need to make a call and ask the appeals process. From experience, plan on writing a detailed letter.

Its worked for me in the past and thought I'd pass along the tip.

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Re: Tele counselling
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2021, 03:17:18 pm »

 . . . but a brief follow-up tele-appointment has worked OK for me.

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 ;) Don't "do" therapist but think "telehealth" is the greatest thing since sliced bread but, in many states (thx to the demise of COVID?), they're 'bout ready to SHUT INTERSTATE Televisits DOWN!
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Re: Tele counselling
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2021, 04:05:09 pm »
;) Don't "do" therapist but think "telehealth" is the greatest thing since sliced bread but, in many states (thx to the demise of COVID?), they're 'bout ready to SHUT INTERSTATE Televisits DOWN!

Yeap, I literally just received a letter from the clinic/practice I use for my hormone treatment that they will no longer make out of state (Massachusetts) Tele-health appointments starting September 1.



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Re: Tele counselling
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2021, 05:26:59 am »
Yeap, I literally just received a letter from the clinic/practice . . .

        Ditto here! I had zero "co-pay", have yet to see a bill, doctor says in states with "many patients" & still legally permitted they will apply for "state board permit" (as long as doesn't require extensive "licensing" which is totally impractical)

I cleared the "waitlist" in March got in "just under the wire" (thx BIDEN . . last time i checked 'LGB' don't need any pressing 'medical assistence'?)
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