Due to the Covid-19 (Corona Virus) pandemic, we are establishing options for patients to receive services through video conferencing sessions. On March 17, 2020, the White House expanded telehealth benefits for Medicare recipients https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/president-trump-expands-telehealth-benefits-medicare-beneficiaries-during-covid-19-outbreak) and Governor Abbott waived existing regulations regarding the use of telemedicine and mandated that commercial insurance plans regulated by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) will be required to reimburse at the same rate as they would for in person visits https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-certain-regulations-for-telemedicine-care-in-texas. Please note that commercial health insurance plans from out of state or those not regulated by TDI may not reimburse for telehealth. Please see https://www.tdi.texas.gov/consumer/insurance-card-examples.html for guidance on how to determine if your plan is TDI regulated by looking at your card. If you are unable to determine this by looking at your card, please call your insurance provider to determine if they are reimbursing for telehealth services during this national emergency. As of 3/23/2020 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and Aetna along with other insurers have agreed to reimburse for telehealth sessions.
Before using telehealth or telepsychology services you will need to give your provider a signed copy of the INFORMED CONSENT CHECKLIST FOR TELEPSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (under the FORMS link). You may fax this to 682-224-5724, photograph and send it to your provider or some of the telehealth services may have the option for you to sign your consent through the service.
To use our telepsychology services from a computer you will need to use either the Google Chrome browser (available by clicking https://www.google.com/chrome/) or the Firefox browser (available by clicking https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/).
To log in to your provider's waiting room, go to:
https://doxy.me/drrusswood for Dr. Wood
https://doxy.me/drsmithvaughan for Dr. Smith-Vaughan
https://doxy.me/drpmorris for Dr. Morris
Upon arrival at the above link, you will be in a virtual waiting room until your provider starts your session. Please test your computer ahead of your scheduled appointment to ensure that doxy.me is able to access your camera and microphone.
You may also have your virtual session by using your phone or tablet. Clicking the above link should open your session using the Safari browser on iPhones and iPads and should open your session in your default browser on Android devices.