Increasing our ability to effectively engage with patients, telehealth offers remote access to treatment services.
TELEHEALTH FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT
Cumberland Heights Foundation is proud to deliver telehealth services along our continuum of care. Patients can engage in our telehealth programs from anywhere in the state of Tennessee. We offer Telehealth as part of our outpatient recovery services and individual therapy services.
Telehealth and Intensive Outpatient
Patients who identify tele-intensive outpatient (tele-IOP) as their desired treatment service can expect the following experience.
- Online individual and group therapy
- Comprehensive assessment and program orientation
- HIPAA and CFR 42 Compliant Telehealth Platform
- Urine Drug Screen participation
What Is Telehealth
Telehealth allows patients to receive healthcare virtually, through smart phones, computers, tablets and other devices. Telehealth participants are able to meet with their counselor, attend group therapy and get assistance from a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist through the use of technology.
Several meta-analyses have demonstrated complimentary effectiveness between traditional psychotherapy and telehealth delivered interventions for SUDs. Telehealth services have shown effectiveness in SUD populations across broad delivery systems (e.g. Telephonic, Video, SMS, Smartphone Application, Web-based Intervention, and Virtual Reality). Common predictors of SUD telehealth treatment outcomes include: therapeutic alliance, craving, and proficiency in technology use.
How Do I Know Telehealth Is Right for Me?
Our telehealth programs provide unique advantages for patients who cannot physically attend sessions at one of our Outpatient Recovery Centers due to COVID-19 or other barriers. We are committed to ensuring access to efficacious treatment to those who may otherwise be unable travel to one of these sites.
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Cumberland Heights is committed to making sure you receive quality care and fellowship during times when being physically present is not possible. That’s why we’ve expanded many of our services virtually. Call 800-646-9998 to learn more about Telehealth,