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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who is eligible?

All Inova Behavioral Health Services existing and new patients are eligible for outpatient telemedicine visits. Patients must be age 18 or over. The first step is to contact our behavioral health call center at 571-623-3500. After completing a brief intake triage by phone, patients will be able to make a telemedicine appointment. For after-hours emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

How do I book a telemedicine appointment?

  • Call 571-623-3500, Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule a telemedicine visit
  • Established patients can also contact the outpatient clinic location directly to schedule follow-up telemedicine appointments

What will I need to participate in telemedicine visits?

  • To participate in telemedicine visits, you will need a smartphone, a tablet or a computer with a reliable internet connection as well as a quiet location to speak.
  • Inova’s outpatient and integrated practices use MyChart to conduct telemedicine sessions for psychiatry patients. Once the telemedicine appointment is made, each patient will be given instructions about how to use MyChart for telemedicine.
    • Please note: MyChart is not used for any Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Services (CATS) appointments or programs. CATS-related telehealth appointments are managed separately, and one of our team members will assist participants in scheduling CATS telemedicine appointments.

Specific instructions are available

What if I have a question for my provider between visits?

  • Patients outside of the CATS program can leave a message at the provider’s clinic. Clinic voicemails are checked by team members throughout the day.
  • CATS patients will be provided with instructions about how to contact their providers.

What type of patient visits are recommended for in-person appointment setting?

In-person appointments are needed in the following situations:

  • Day of Admission: For CATS patients, in-person appointments are required on day one only.
  • Drug Testing: Adult patients needing alcohol and/or drug testing as part of their CATS Medication-Assisted Treatment program should come to Inova Behavioral Health Services Outpatient – Merrifield Center. Appointments will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays only. All appointments will be conducted at 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr., Suite 425, Fairfax, VA 22031. Please note: All patients will need to enter the building on the lower level and go through the screening process.