Telehealth Since we are currently facing undeniable changes and challenges as individuals as well as a society, SteppingStone Retreat For Enhanced Living is now offering Psychotherapy / Counseling sessions using private HIPAA Compliant Teleconferencing capabilities. This online video service is very simple to access and use. Also, it is completely private and secure and is not only accepted by, but recommended as an acceptable option by the American Psychological Association. No software or hardware installation is required by the patient. All the patient needs to do in order to activate the service is Click The Link that is forwarded to them by text message, using either a cell phone, tablet, or any type of computer. Then the patient simply types in their first name at the designated time of their appointment session and they are quickly connected to the Video Session in less than one minute. This service uses high definition video so the quality of the image is excellent. Currently, Major Insurance Companies, including Medicare, cover this service due to the current Corona Virus Pandemic. For more information or to make an appointment call Dr. William R. Boyd, Jr. at (423) 775-3618. Informed Consent for Telepsychological Services Consent*Scroll to see all terms 1. There are potential benefits and risks of video-conferencing that may differ from in person sessions. 2. Confidentiality still applies to telepsychological services and no one will record the session without your written permission. 3. You agree to use the video-conferencing platform selected for our virtual sessions and Dr. Boyd will explain how to use it. 4. You will need to use a webcam or smartphone during our session. 5. It is important to be in a quiet private place that is free of distractions during the session. 6. It is important to use a secure internet connection rather than public free Wi-Fi. 7. It is important to be on time. If you need to reschedule your tele-appointment, you must notify Dr. Boyd in advance by telephone, text or e-mail. 8. We will establish a backup plan in the event that the tele-appointment ends due to technical problems. 9. As your psychologist, Dr. Boyd may determine that due to certain unforeseen circumstances, tele-conferencing is no longer appropriate and that we should resume our sessions in person. I agree to the terms outlined in this Informed Consent Form.Name* First Last CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.