Start Offering Telemental <br>Health in 5 Easy Steps

Start Offering Telemental
Health in 5 Easy Steps

August 8, 2017Michael O'NeillCategories Telehealth For Behavioral & Mental Health

So, you want to start offering telemental health services to expand your reach, see more clients, improve outcomes, and increase revenues. You’ve made the decision to dive into this – which believe it or not is oftentimes the hardest part. If you follow these 5 steps, it’s all downhill from here, and you’ll be ready to start seeing patients in no time at all.

Step 1: Marketing

No matter how much effort you put into setting your online services up, it will all be a waste if no one can find you. So, your first step needs to be marketing yourself. There are many ways to do this, but you only need one: The Wecounsel Directory. This will not only be your most effective marketing tool but it’s also 100% free. Create your listing, fill out your profile, and get found all without paying a penny.

Step 2: Training

The beauty of the Wecounsel Directory is that it works in the background, hence why I listed that as your first step. While we are busy marketing your profile for you, head over to the Telebehavioral Health Institute and get trained in providing telehealth services. Training is a must, and with both online and in person training options, there’s no excuse for you not to participate.  In case you are wondering, their training curriculum is approved for CE credits.

Step 3: Select a Plan

Now that you’re trained, and more and more clients are beginning to find you through the directory, you need a platform to actually provide online services through. The next step is to pick a plan that works for you. Wecounsel has 4 different plans to make sure there’s something for everyone, and you can try it for free for 30 days.

  • Starter: Unlimited video
  • Preferred: Unlimited video, client engagement tools
  • Professional: Unlimited video, client engagement tools, ability to add multiple providers and customize your portal
  • Enterprise: All inclusive, custom solutions for medium to large-sized organizations. Interested in Enterprise? Request a Demonstration

Step 4: Start Your Trial

Once you’ve selected a plan that works for you, the next step is to Start Your 30 Day Free Trial, and get familiar with your platform. From the moment you start your trial you’ll have access to our dedicated support and success teams who will get you trained on your platform before you start seeing clients.

Step 5: Start Seeing Clients

As soon as you feel comfortable using your platform, the last step is to start seeing clients! Start by trying it with existing clients that are frequently late or changing appointments.  You are sure to have one or two of those.  Then branch out to seek clients across your state and take full advantage of your license.  

That’s right it really is that easy, 5 steps and your online services will be up and running in no time. Follow those steps, and the only thing you’ll be asking yourself now is why you didn’t do this sooner.