By entering the Telehealth waiting room, I understand...
I understand that I have the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting my rights to future care, services, or program benefits to which I would otherwise be entitled.
I understand that there are risks, benefits, and consequences associated with Telehealth, including but not limited to, disruption of transmission by technology failures, interruption and/or breaches of confidentiality by unauthorized persons, and/or limited ability to respond to emergencies.
I understand that there will be no recording of any of the online sessions by either party. All information disclosed within sessions and written records pertaining to those sessions are confidential and may not be disclosed to anyone without written authorization, except where the disclosure is permitted and/or required by law.
I understand that the privacy laws that protect the confidentiality of my protected health information (PHI) also apply to Telehealth services unless an exception to confidentiality applies ( i.e. mandatory reporting of child, elder, or vulnerable adult abuse; danger to self or others; I raise mental/emotional health as an issue in a legal proceeding).
I understand that if I am having suicidal or homicidal thoughts, actively experiencing psychotic symptoms, or experiencing a mental health crisis that cannot be resolved remotely, it may be determined that Telehealth services are not appropriate and a higher level of care is required.
I understand that my therapist may need to contact my emergency contact and/or appropriate authorities in case of an emergency.
I understand that during a Telehealth session, we could encounter technical difficulties resulting in service interruptions. If this occurs, end and restart the session. If we are unable to reconnect within ten minutes, please call me at 316-759-9136 to discuss since we may have to re-schedule.
Get the best from your Telehealth session.
Use the right browser.
From your personal computer, tablet, or android phone, log into your session using Chrome browser.
From an Apple computer, tablet, or phone, into your session using the Safari browser.
Find the best location possible.
Therapists have guidelines for confidentiality, privacy, and setting locations on their end; clients are encouraged to do the same.
You must be physically in the state of Kansas during our session.
Find a comfortable place to settle in. Be creative if needed; go outside or sit in your car.
If possible, place your device on a solid surface, with you seated in front of it.
If using a phone for a session, again, try to sit still. Walking around can make the other viewer distracted and even nauseous.
Try to protect your privacy.
In order to maintain confidentiality, inform your family members that you are in an important meeting and need to not be disturbed.
Parents of youth receiving services are asked to respect the ability for the youth to receive these services without others overhearing.
Use a headset so that at least half of the conversation cannot be overheard.
Limit your distractions.
Turn off notifications on the device you are using and remove other devices from your vicinity.
Notifications and calls to your phone will affect your volume during the session. If this happens, click on the settings icon to restart the connection.
Other noise and visual distractions should be limited as much as possible (pets, children, potential interruptions).
Dress for the public.
Clients are encouraged to dress comfortably, but in normal public attire.