Telehealth refers to using telecommunication, like phones and video chats, to provide health care and health-related education. Telehealth includes behavioral health care.
Telehealth is Allowed in Ohio
The State of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) have long been on the leading edge of ensuring the availability of high-quality health care services for the citizens of Ohio. Advances in technology have made it possible to use new tools that offer many opportunities. These tools include telephone calls, text messages, electronic mail, and images transmitted via fax machine. They also include real-time, interactive videoconferencing, better known as telemedicine or telehealth. Both patients and providers throughout Ohio have quickly adapted to service delivery using these tools. The technology has become very user friendly and mobile allowing much needed services to be provided to people within their own communities and homes.