Telepsychiatry:
Information for Patients

TELEPSYCHIATRY DOCTORS:

Dr. Robert Wilson   Children and     Adults - Coudersport

Dr. Robert Wilson
Children and Adults - Coudersport

Dr. Matthew McCray Ashby   Under 18 Only - Ridgway

Dr. Matthew McCray Ashby
Under 18 Only - Ridgway

Dr. Deanann Farris   Adults - Coudersport

Dr. Deanann Farris
Adults - Coudersport

What is Telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is traditional psychiatric services provided over a secure connection between two computers.

What should patients expect?

They will be...

  • Greeted by an assistant who will prepare the patient for their visit with the psychiatrist

  • Seated in an office equipped with a monitor (TV), small camera, speakers, and microphone. Instead of having the psychiatrist seated in the room with the patient, interaction will be via the computer connection (similar to Skype, FaceTime, web conferencing, etc.)

  • Able to see, hear the provider over the speakers, and speak to the provider through the microphone. The provider will be able to see, hear, and speak to the patient through the equipment in the off-site office.

  • Able to pick up medications from the pharmacy, if provider prescribes them for the patient (prescriptions will be sent electronically to the patient's pharmacy).

  • Provided with a follow-up appointment.

 
 

For more information, please contact the following outpatient locations:

Ridgway
814.776.2145
Coudersport
814.274.8651