Convenience: Convenience is a huge benefit of telehealth. If you can get the same care by logging into a website as you would driving somewhere that may not be close to your home, finding somewhere to park, waiting in a waiting room, and then meeting with the doctor, it is really nice to be able to save time and manage your own comfort. Whether it is just you or you are bringing one or more children to be seen, logistics can be challenging and time-consuming. Figuring out childcare, directions to new locations, and dealing with traffic are all other things that are less of an issue with telehealth.
It allows for greater participation of family members: When seeing clients in my office, it was most common for one parent to accompany a child for an evaluation appointment. With telehealth, it is so much easier to include other family members. A working parent can join in during a break rather than taking half a day off of work. Grandparents can join in from other states, and everyone can have a better understanding of how to support one another and work together in the best interest of the individual.