Due to the concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for quarantining in order to safeguard our health and safety, Northeast Addictions Treatment Center is proud to offer Telemedicine services to all patients.
We know how difficult it can be to get help and stay committed to your care during these trying times. As an answer to these concerns, we’re making treatment accessible in the comfort and safety of your own home.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine services combines treatment with technology, allowing patients and clinicians a way to connect via video conferencing.
As the country bands together to flatten the coronavirus curve, many people are stuck at home. Dealing with stress and isolation can feel hopeless. To help, we are proud to do our part by offering remote care. Now, you can get quality care from the privacy and safety of your home.
How Does Telemedicine Work?
Telemedicine tools allow patients and care providers to connect remotely. Using secure video conferencing tools, you can meet one-on-one or attend group meetings with our clinicians. These tools are HIPAA compliant and designed to protect your privacy.
You simply find a comfortable private spot in your home. Then, you sign in through your device and video chat with counselors or others online. This technology is safe and has been created with your privacy in mind. You don’t have to worry about hacking or other issues, as the meetings are encrypted.
Does Telemedicine Help?
Research indicates that telemedicine can help people with addictions. It gives you access to the care you need, but it doesn’t require you to see or get into physical contact with people. Instead, you can access care safely and conveniently from nearly anywhere.
According to the National Library of Medicine, “Treatment delivery via telemedicine, specifically, the use of videoconferencing, which allows real time communication between a patient and a clinician at a distant site, has been shown to be an effective approach for increasing reach and access to treatments for mental health disorders and other chronic illnesses.”
What Are the Benefits of Telemedicine in Addiction Treatment?
If you need to quarantine or don’t want to risk being near others, telemedicine can be the ideal solution. Accessing care remotely allows you to stay at home. You can get the care you need without risking your physical health.
Studies show that telemedicine helps with addiction. It also reduces depression. At the same time, it increases patient satisfaction, access to care, and quality of life. If you are feeling lonely and depressed, telehealth can be a lifeline.
Telemedicine can provide care to people in under-served locations. If you live in a remote area, telemedicine can offer care that you may not be able to get normally. For example, some people access Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) or other types of treatment not offered near home.
Who Needs Telehealth?
Trying to decide if telemedicine is right for you? Wondering if you should explore this treatment option? Telemedicine can be helpful for many different patients.
You should consider this type of treatment if you:
- Are struggling with addiction and want help now.
- Cannot access in-person care due to the coronavirus.
- Are immuno-compromised.
- Want to access care from a remote area.
- Have internet or cell phone access.
- Have completed in-person treatment and want to continue care from home.
Start Your Telemedicine Treatment
At Northeast Addiction Treatment Center, we are committed to offering our patients the best quality of care. We want you to be able to live a life free of addictions. As we deal with the coronavirus, we are here for you. Contact us today to learn more about our telemedicine services.