Virtual visits are a convenient, secure way to meet online with your mental wellbeing or chemical health provider instead of physically coming to our office location. You’ll connect with your provider from the comfort of home, work, or any other place of your choice in Minnesota through Zoom. All you need is a webcam-enabled device.
Benefits of Virtual Visits
Getting Started with Virtual Visits
You will receive an email or text with an invitation to your Zoom video visit appointment. The best way to access the meeting is to click on the link in your invitation. You can also go to zoom.us/join and enter the meeting ID and password.
When it’s time for your appointment, go to join.zoom.us or open the Zoom app and select “Join a Meeting.” Enter the meeting ID we provided and select an audio option. You will be in the virtual waiting room until the provider arrives and admits you into the session.
At the start of each session, the provider will ask you to verify your address, phone number, and location. If you are disconnected, the provider will restart the meeting and ask you to rejoin. If you’re disconnected a second time, the provider will call you to complete the appointment via telephone.
Prior to your virtual visit, please complete our intake paperwork.
For instructions on using Zoom on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, please visit the Zoom Help Center here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting.
For most appointments, the only difference is that your provider will be on a video screen. In some instances a provider may recommend in-person visits. Please connect with your provider to discuss together the best option for you.
Virtual visits typically cost about the same as an in-person visit. We encourage you to contact your insurance provider to verify what is covered.
No. Your privacy is very important to us. Our virtual visits are never recorded. They are HIPAA compliant and encrypted to protect your privacy.
You’ll want to discuss this with your provider before inviting additional family members or support to join you during your visit.