What is Telehealth?

According to the World Health Organization, telehealth involves the use of telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities. Telehealth, which requires access only to telecommunications, is the most basic element of “eHealth,” which uses a wider range of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Psychologists have been using telehealth since it’s inception, but since the COVID-19 pandemic telehealth services are expanding very rapidly to ensure continuity of care and provide psychological services to people who are unable to access them in person. Research investigating the use of telehealth in psychology actually suggest these are effective and efficient ways to deliver psychological treatment with outcomes that are the same as face to face therapy!