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ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
VIRTUAL CARE PROGRAM
Virtual Healthcare for Addiction Treatment
R-Recovery Services realize that people live very different and complex lives. Also, we understand some of the difficulties around in-person group therapy and provide confidential and effective telehealth option for clients that need a virtual treatment program.
Here's what you need to know about the accessibility and effectiveness of telehealth services for addiction.
What is needed to participate in this treatment program?
The telehealth virtual care options is fairly new and is not for everyone. R-Recovery Services' goal is to build an effective user-friendly virtual service that meets state regulations and best practices. You will have to have some computer skills and understanding of app software. R-Recovery Services will have training videos coming soon to help develop those skills. Here's what is needed to help you decide if the virtual care option fits your recovery needs.
1. Access to a Desktop Computer with Webcam or
2. Access to a Cell Phone with video compacity
3. Knowledge of Zoom Meeting App
4. Headphones or a quiet space while in Virtual Groups
5. Internet or sufficient wifi access
6. Access to an email address to get homework
What is Virtual Care?
Virtual Care involves the use of technology to deliver healthcare services to patients, removing the need to travel for care. Examples of remote healthcare delivery include telephone-based services, videoconferencing and video visits, texting and virtual chats, smartphone applications, and online, web-based tools. "Telemedicine" is another term used to describe these types of virtual healthcare services. For some, the term telemedicine refers specifically to a medical or clinical use of technology while the term telehealth refers more broadly to a variety of virtual health care services, online therapy, outpatient programs and telemedicine solutions increasingly available to consumers. Telemedicine is also commonly referred to as e-health, digital medicine and virtual care.
How does virtual healthcare work?
Virtual care delivery and care management have evolved dramatically over the years. While virtual healthcare delivery varies by the types of services the patient needs and their access to devices and digital technologies in the home environment, the most common form of telemedicine include:
Virtual appointments. Rather than a face-to-face medical visit or therapy session, virtual appointments allow healthcare providers and mental health professionals to deliver treatment or counseling over the phone or through video conferencing. Video conferences are typically conducted from the patient's home, community, or place of choice. Delivery methods for virtual patient care and online therapy sessions vary, but HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance is a must. HIPAA was passed by Congress in 1996 and requires the protection and confidential handling of patient information and protected health records.
If you think our virtual care treatment program will work for you, our licensed professional can help you get set up. Call 763-339-7506 today to get started.