Life right now is overwhelming. Along with the regular stressors of family, work, finances, and relationships, we are all living with the added layer of the Covid-19 pandemic. Tending to your own health and wellbeing during this time can be a challenge, and often might even rank low on your priority list. However, there are some amazing benefits to accessing Doctor on Demand mental health services to help you navigate these difficult times.
For most people, living through this pandemic has brought forth a variety of new mental health challenges. Feelings of social isolation, fears regarding health and financial stability, and added levels of anxiety about our vague and uncertain futures. Not only are you experiencing many of these different feelings and emotions, but you’re experiencing them over a prolonged period of time, and the weeks and months of living under the stresses brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic will of course have impacts on our overall mental health.
Seeking out mental health services is a way to help you cope with these added stresses and anxieties. Fortunately, due to the amazing advancements of modern technology, you can find mental health support from the comfort of your own home through Doctor on Demand. There are many reasons why virtual mental health services are a uniquely beneficial option when it comes to accessing mental health support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- No Need to Access Clinics
With Covid-19 on the rise, the thought of sitting in waiting rooms or clinics can itself be quite anxiety-inducing. Whether you’re immuno-compromised, or simply hesitant to go into buildings or spaces unnecessarily, the pandemic has brought on a whole new layer of considerations when it comes to going to new places. With an appointment through Doctor’s on Demand, there’s no need to go into a clinic or office to receive mental health services. You simply connect from your electronic device and have the ability to fully skip visiting practitioners in-person.
- The Initial Hurdle is Smaller
For many people, the idea of seeking out mental health services can be an intimidating hurdle, especially if it’s your first time. The process of booking an appointment seems overwhelming, and just getting up the courage to get into your car and show up can be a huge step. There is also often an internalized stigma surrounding accessing mental health services, and many people second guess themselves and think “Is this something I really need?”
Well, the great part about Doctors on Demand is that this initial hurdle to accessing support is much smaller. You book an appointment, and you hop on a video call. You don’t need to go anywhere, you don’t need to sit in any waiting rooms, all you need to do is connect with an electronic device. The process of booking virtual counseling sessions can provide a much more comfortable first step for those who might be nervous or hesitant about seeking out professional support.
- You Create Your Environment
Another amazing benefit of Doctors on Demand is that you have the ability to control your environment. There’s no need to be concerned about putting yourself in a space where you’re uncomfortable. Through connecting with a health professional virtually, you have the option to surround yourself with things that put you at ease. Whether it means settling in for a session on your couch, drinking a nice hot cup of coffee, or wearing your pajamas, you will be in an environment in which you feel comfortable
- Easier Access with Fewer Barriers
The entire process of booking a virtual Doctors on Demand appointment has been designed to provide you greater access to mental health care with fewer barriers. If you live far away from mental health services, you are no longer limited by geography. Connecting virtually means less stress about traveling to and from your appointment, fitting the additional time into your schedule, and reducing other planning you might have to do around your visit. Additionally, it might also mean that you won’t have to make plans for childcare or worry about transportation costs. Connecting with service providers online reduces many different barriers in terms of time, energy, and finances that might have been necessary for in-person visits.
- Receiving Continuous Support
Talking to someone about what’s going on in your life does help. There is a common misconception that mental health services are for ‘big things’- like maybe depression, or OCD, or mood disorders. However, the reality is that most people could do with a bit of extra support in working through how to manage everyday stressors, develop positive coping mechanisms, and regulate our emotions. We often go to the doctor’s offices for general check-ups related to our physical health. Well doing the same thing for our mental health is just as important.
Connecting with a Doctor on Demand is a great way to find some sustainable support for your mental health. With fewer barriers to consider and general reduction in time and energy, virtual mental health services are a more viable option for the long-term and a great way to receive continuous support.
Advanced Urgent Care of Pasadena
If you’re interested in receiving support in accessing Doctors on Demand for mental health services, we would love to help you through this process. At Advanced Urgent Care of Pasadena, our staff can walk you through the process of scheduling a virtual appointment, and making sure you have all of the correct software you need downloaded. Our Doctor on Demand system is safe and reliable, and of course, HIPAA compliant, and you’ll be able to speak with one of our licensed healthcare professionals. Get in touch today and let us help you navigate some of these challenges and ease some of your anxiety during this difficult time.