Over the past few years, with the ever-increasing advancements in technology, telehealth and telemedicine services began taking their place in the world. As the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for individuals to receive services, facilities with the ability to offer telehealth services have come out at the forefront of treatment options.
At New Bridge Foundation®, we quickly and fluidly transitioned our available substance abuse treatment options to include telemedicine to those in need. Telehealth now plays an essential role in ensuring that those in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California receive the help they need to tackle their substance use disorders. If you or a loved one lives in California, find out how our telehealth program can help with addiction issues by calling 866.772.8491.
What Is Telemedicine?
Telehealth is a relatively new term in healthcare only made available with the expansion of electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows clients and clinicians to connect to discuss, advise, monitor, and educate without direct physical contact. While many medical treatment options still require a physician to examine a client in person, telehealth allows healthcare professionals to assess the need for treatment and the available treatment options. For example, a broken bone cannot be reset remotely, but a parent can be directed to a suitable orthopedic or medical facility after speaking with a physician virtually.
The trend of offering medical and therapeutic services via remote connection has grown exponentially in the last year. While many facilities provided the option to speak to a healthcare professional through a video chat in recent years, most people preferred the ability to meet face to face. The virus and technology have changed all of that, with more than three-quarters of clients seeking medical treatment changing their willingness to try virtual care.
For a full year now, New Bridge Foundation® has been offering telehealth services, and as time has gone on, it has become one of our most sought-after programs.
Telemedicine for Mental Health Treatment
During the pandemic, with the increased stress and pressure placed on clients, counselors have been challenged to meet the demands of those trying to stay healthy and sober. Online treatment can take the form of a virtual video chat, conference call, live video meeting, or individual virtual counseling session. With the availability of easy-to-use technology options, people dealing with addiction and substance abuse can continue to get help from virtually any location of their choice.
Due to its effectiveness and ease, Telehealth options for treatment will not end when the pandemic is under control and society begins to live its “new normal.” The development of telehealth options gives clients the ability to receive the treatment they need while remaining at home, enabling them to continue working and caring for their families and managing their daily responsibilities.
Telehealth Services in the San Francisco Bay Area
Addiction and substance use disorder are serious conditions that can have a negative outcome if left untreated. The challenges of accessing in-person treatment should not deter a person in need from receiving much-needed treatment.
At New Bridge Foundation®, we recognize that telehealth services are a beneficial and necessary treatment option and that It will continue to be a growing trend in the recovery field.
We offer, whether at one of our treatment centers or virtually, a broad range of therapies and services to meet each client’s specific needs, including:
- Individual counseling
- Group counseling
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Family education and support services
- Short-term and long-term residential rehab
- Telehealth services and virtual IOP and Day Treatment
- Free aftercare for life
Reach Out to New Bridge Foundation® Today
Learn more about telehealth treatment options for you or a loved one in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California by calling 866.772.8491 to speak with an experienced counselor or by contacting us through our online form.