Pediatric Virtual Behavioral Health Visit

Pediatric Virtual Behavioral Health Visit

We use the latest, most secure video conferencing technology to offer behavioral health support to kids in Texas. Children and teens can get mental health support – any time, any day – through virtual visits on a smartphone or other device.

Pediatric virtual behavioral health is mental health counseling and therapy offered through video conferencing tools. From the comfort of your home, your child or teen can access mental health providers for support through many challenges.

Virtual visits make it easier for families to access critical mental health services.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Conditions We Treat

Treatments and Services

  • Drug Counseling
  • Education Around Substance use and Addictive Behaviors
  • Follow-up Appointments
  • Managing Mediation Dependency and Preventing Addiction
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Referral for Medical Detox

Benefits of pediatric telehealth therapy

Telehealth therapy offers many benefits, including:

  • Sessions on your schedule. We understand that schedules can get hectic – and emotional needs don’t always align with office hours. That’s why our virtual behavioral health visits make counseling, therapy and psychiatry available 24/7. It’s easy to schedule an appointment that’s convenient for your child.
  • Comfortable platform. The digital platform of our virtual visits helps put children at ease. With video conferencing, your child can control whether their face is visible to their provider during sessions. This feature can help children talk about tough topics more easily than in-person sessions because they don’t have to feel as if they’re “on display.”
  • Access to expert care, anywhere. With our virtual visits, you and your child can access a board-certified psychiatrist or licensed therapist no matter where you live. Pediatric telehealth therapy seamlessly connects children to the mental health care they need, from wherever they are.

Customized care for every patient

You can browse our providers’ expertise in our app and select a therapist for your child based on their experience. We have providers that specialize in supporting children and teens from many backgrounds and communities, including:

You can also search for psychiatrists who can prescribe medication to help children navigate emotional health challenges.

Virtual behavioral health sessions may not be the right option for some children, such as those who:

  • Are in physical danger or are physically endangering people around them
  • Are experiencing hallucinations
  • Are nonverbal

Children experiencing these problems may need in-person treatment at a hospital. Our experts are well-connected to behavioral health providers across the state and can help refer children for in-person care.

Behavioral health treatments and approaches

Children’s Health℠ relies on a national network of behavioral health telemedicine providers with extensive expertise in various areas of therapy. Our network includes psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists.

Depending on your child’s needs, their sessions with board-certified psychiatrists may include:

  • Medication evaluations (45-minute appointments)
  • Ongoing medication management (15-minute appointments)

In 45-minute sessions, licensed therapists work with your child using:

  • Counseling, which focuses on listening to your child’s perspective and emotions about the challenges they are facing and offers solutions for helping your child navigate them.
  • Assessments, during which our team works to understand what is causing your child's symptoms and tailor a treatment plan to address the causes.
  • Social work, which helps connect your child to the resources they need to tackle challenges.
  • Individual therapy, which is a customized approach to treating and helping your child work through obstacles and gain skills to cope.

How much does a virtual pediatric behavioral health visit cost?

The cost of your child’s teletherapy session depends on the provider’s level of expertise and experience:

  • Social worker. $79, 45 minutes
  • Master's-level therapist. $80, 45 minutes
  • PhD-level therapist. $95, 45 minutes
  • Master’s-level therapist (psychotherapy). $85, 45 minutes
  • PhD-level therapist (psychotherapy). $99, 45 minutes
  • Psychiatrist (initial visit). $199, minimum 45 minutes
  • Psychiatrist (follow-up visit). $95, 15 minutes

Accepted forms of payment at Children’s Health

  • Health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) cards, which charge your child’s visit to these accounts with tax-free dollars
  • All major credit and debit cards

Schedule a virtual behavioral health visit

To schedule a virtual behavioral health visit, you will need to make an account. If your child is under 18, you must schedule their appointments and provide parental consent to each of their visits.

Learn about downloading the Children's Health Virtual Visit app, logging in to your account and signing into your scheduled appointment.

If you have questions about using the online platform or app, you can call our 24/7 customer support team at 855-269-3557.