Adult Psychiatrists located in Washington, DC


Telepsychiatry services offered in Washington, DC

Anyone who has time, transportation, or other logistical complications that interfere with their ability to get the mental health care they need benefits from telepsychiatry. The Weekend Clinic, under the direction of Peter Nguyen, DO, offers private and convenient telepsychiatry services from their Washington, DC, office. Call today or reach out online via this website to learn more about how telepsychiatry makes mental health care accessible and affordable. 

What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is a modern way to deliver essential mental health care. You meet with your therapist in real-time via smartphone, computer, or tablet. This model means patients who may not be able to easily get mental health care have access.

Your therapist evaluates your mental health, monitors medication — including controlled substances — and answers any questions. They deliver quality therapy through virtual platforms, which are private and entirely confidential. All services are HIPAA compliant. 

Am I a candidate for telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is a superior option for patients who are hesitant to come into the office for an in-person session. You may wish to avoid contagious diseases or any perceived “stigma” of receiving mental health care. 

Visits can be scheduled during flexible times, including weekends and evenings. Telepsychiatry is also helpful if you don’t have reliable transportation to the office or are a caretaker to children or the infirm. And, if your mental health keeps you from getting to the office, telepsychiatry means you can still get the care you need. 

Even patients who use controlled substances to treat addiction can use telepsychiatry. We do have select in-person visits available for such cases.

Is telepsychiatry as helpful as in-person mental health care?

Telepsychiatry can be just as effective as in-person mental health care visits. You get the same psychotherapy, behavior change, and support that you do from in-office visits. 

Telepsychiatry even removes some of the discomforts a patient may feel in a clinical office environment. Visiting your therapist from the safety of your home means you have convenience, privacy, and security.

Because telepsychiatry makes mental health care easier to get, it means more consistency in care. 

Is setting up a telepsychiatry appointment difficult?

The Weekend Clinic makes signing up for telepsychiatry as simple as possible. The practice partnered with Kareo medical software so you can fill out paperwork in the comfort of your own home. You meet with your doctor when it works for you. 

The practice uses encrypted platforms that are easy to navigate and readily accessible. 

Call the Weekend Clinic today to get started with telepsychiatry, or use this site to sign up online.