Teletherapy Checklist for Therapists

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Teletherapy is growing as public is more aware of this type of service delivery. Providers interested in teletherapy frequently wonder what equipment, technology, documents, therapeutic materials and marketing are needed to provide teletherapy. TheraPlatform has created this handy teletherapy checklist, outlining all you need to get started with teletherapy.

Equipment and Technology

• HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing Platform (e.g. TheraPlatform)
• EMR, Practice Management Software for scheduling, documentation and billing
(e.g. TheraPlatform)
• Credit Card Processing for session payments (e.g. Integrated credit card processing
in TheraPlatform)
• Computer such as PC or MAC
• Built in or External Camera
• Built in or external Microphone
• Document Camera (if planning to use physical stimuli)
• Headphones with microphone and background noise reduction feature as needed
• High Speed Internet (at min 3Mbps/sec, Upload: 3Mbps/sec. Ping: 25)
• Internet cable for wired connection as needed (if office too far away from router)

Documents and Paperwork

• License in clients’ state/s
• Malpractice (professional liability Insurance with teletherapy coverage, e.g. CPH&
Associates
)
Consent Form for Telehealth (teletherapy) (e.g. built in consent forms in
TheraPlatform)
• Payment Policy
• HIPAA Privacy Form
• Cancellation, No-Show Policy
Intake forms ( e.g. built in forms in TheraPlatform)

Therapeutic Materials

• Digital Worksheets and Handouts (can organize your own in TheraPlatform)
• Apps ( TheraPlatform is the only video, EMR platform with built in apps that are
interactive on both: the clinician and client’s end)
• Online resources ( e.g. teachers pay teachers, educational online games and
websites)
• YouTube Videos (can watch them simultaneously with clients in TheraPlatform)
• Physical stimuli ( e.g. flashcards, books, etc. used with a document camera)

Marketing
  
• Website (e.g. Brighter Vision)
• Business Cards (mention teletherapy services)
• Flyers about teletherapy
• Handouts for clients
• Blog
• Social Media Presence
• Building Referral Sources

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