kathy ireland® Recovery Centers

Telemedicine

Telemedicine, also called telehealth, uses the significant advances in technology to ensure that no one is outside the reach of qualified care for substance use disorders (SUDs). When appropriate, our facilities use telemedicine to connect you with local clinicians and healthcare providers. Electronic devices can help you get the care you need even when you cannot physically visit a rehabilitation facility or doctor’s office. You can use the following methods of communication:

  • Phone
  • Video
  • Text
  • Online Chat
  • Email
  • File Exchange
  • Electronic Monitoring Device

If someone cannot meet face-to-face with a doctor or other member of their clinical team or the appointment does not warrant the trip, then telemedicine provides an excellent alternative. The technology allows you to send and receive messages, get live support, and even provide status updates about your health using monitoring devices. Many free apps and websites exist to facilitate telehealth. The practice of using remote medical services is now widespread, and we intend to incorporate it into our network of facilities.

How We Use Telemedicine

We can monitor and conduct some aspects of the treatment process over secured telecommunication devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers. The option to use technology for substance use disorder is ideal for:

  • Admissions prescreen and assessment
  • Medication management
  • Case management
  • Individual therapy
  • Medical check-ins
  • Aftercare services

Who Can Use Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is convenient because anyone with an internet connection can use the service. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Telehealth has the potential to address the treatment gap, making treatment services more accessible and convenient, improving health outcomes, and reducing health disparities.” Many video and chat sites for telehealth services have one-click access to simplify the process. We use this practical form for communicating to make it easier to connect with people who may have difficulty making an in-person appointment due to:

  • Mental or physical health concerns
  • Transportation issues
  • Difficulty getting time off from work, school, or other responsibilities
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Is Telemedicine Secure?

The kathy ireland® Recovery Centers locations that offer telemedicine use special security measures to ensure your information stays private and confidential. Online and offline records remain strictly protected. The contact pages and phone numbers for our network of facilities allow you to reach out to us at any time. You can learn more about how we protect your data by reading our online Privacy Policy.

Insurance and Legal Guidelines

Today, most insurance plans cover telemedicine .To learn more about what telecommunication services we offer, you can reach out to our office. The network of kathy ireland® Recovery Centers treatment facilities will continue to grow as we expand throughout the country. Each location will have its own guidelines, policies, and local regulations regarding the use of telemedicine. We look forward to making treatment accessible for all of our clients and their families.

Telemedicine

Telemedicine can connect providers with clients all over the country.

Learn more about telehealth services at our individual locations by contacting kathy ireland® Recovery Centers today: (866) 861-9772.