“Telehealth” is a term that you are likely hearing a lot these days. For a broad range of reasons — most notably in this day and age, the global pandemic — many people are finding it in their best interest to have their healthcare needs met remotely. Several different treatment types can be effectively delivered virtually; telehealth appointments are an excellent way for healthcare professionals of all specialties to check in on their patients. However, remote healthcare services can be a particularly effective tool when it comes to treating alcohol and substance use disorders.
When seeking telehealth services, it can be difficult to know what to expect. If you are interested in learning more about telehealth rehab, reach out today to the San Francisco-based New Bridge Foundation online or call us at 866.772.8491.
What Is Telehealth Rehab?
Telehealth rehab refers to a rehabilitative consultation that utilizes a telecommunication platform so that you can meet with your healthcare provider without being in the same place. If you have access to a video communications platform — or even just a telephone — you have everything you need to participate in telehealth rehab.
Telehealth rehab usually involves participating in groups virtually with an addiction specialist and other individuals who are seeking recovery services. You also have individual counseling sessions with your counselor via HIPAA compliant telecommunication services or over the telephone as a means of providing additional support.
What Can I Expect in a Telehealth Appointment?
What to expect in a telehealth appointment depends largely upon the types of services you and your counselor have decided best suit your recovery needs. You can expect some or all of the following:
- A complete medical history and diagnostic assessment: Our intake team will interview you about your family, medical history, your history with the substance or substances to which you are addicted, your current health, and a variety of other relevant factors.
- A virtual treatment program tailored to your needs: Having collected the relevant data, our clinical team will devise a treatment protocol that targets your individual circumstance. This will certainly involve a combination of evidence-based therapeutic approaches and more holistic approaches to recovery.
- In a one-on-one telehealth appointment, you can expect to converse with a compassionate, expert counselor who specializes in helping individuals battling addiction. In a group setting, you can expect to be surrounded — virtually — by individuals with similar recovery goals to your own.
Telehealth Rehab at New Bridge Foundation
At New Bridge Foundation, our HIPAA-compliant telehealth rehab program offers remote access to the following options:
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP): Our virtual IOP involves up to 12 hours of group counseling per week, and has morning, afternoon, or evening programming available. The IOP also includes weekly individual counseling sessions dedicated to individual treatment planning during which we tailor your treatment to ensure that it meets your individual needs.
- Day treatment program: In our remote day treatment program, our clients receive up to 24 hours of group counseling per week. As is the case with the IOP, this level of care also includes weekly individual counseling sessions dedicated to individual treatment planning in which we tailor your treatment to ensure that it meets your individual needs. The day treatment program also gives clients the option of virtual family counseling.
- Comprehensive aftercare: Individuals who graduate from our telehealth treatment program can continue to receive remote care after they have left our care. This is a free service that we provide for as long as the client needs it.
Learn More at New Bridge Foundation
If you or someone close to you is battling addiction, telehealth rehab might be right for you. Contact New Bridge Foundation, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, using our secure online form today or call us at 866.772.8491 to learn more.