Telehealth Services at Beachside Rehab
Beachside Rehab offers a variety of medical and clinical telehealth services for our patients and alumni. Depending on the patient’s needs, level of care, and access to services, our physicians, therapists, and staff can provide telehealth for the following services:
- Psychological Evaluations
- Medication Management
- Psychiatric and Medical Follow Up
- Trauma Therapy
- EMDR Therapy
- Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Clinical Assessments
- Crisis Intervention
- Case Management
- Discharge and Aftercare Planning
- Daily Recovery Support Groups
Benefits of Telehealth for Addiction Treatment
While there is no replacement for in-person human interaction, especially in substance use and mental health treatment, there are benefits to telehealth therapy that allow for more efficient and effective services for patients at every stage of treatment.
Telehealth can be especially beneficial for family therapy when a loved one is in treatment. Family involvement is essential in substance abuse treatment, and it’s important for all patients and their families to have the benefits of face-to-face family therapy. Family members that live far away and are unable to travel can interact with their loved ones via telehealth, while also having the opportunity to address concerns and achievements with a therapist.
Telehealth can be beneficial for patients in crisis who need to see their physician or therapist immediately, but aren’t able to see them face-to-face. Telehealth makes it easier for patients and physicians to stay in contact and offer more frequent support throughout treatment. Many patients require Intensive Outpatient (IOP) care after they complete treatment but have to return home or back to work. Telehealth allows patients to stay in contact with their primary therapist from the comfort of their own home. This can be especially beneficial for current and former patients who live in rural areas, making it difficult for them to attend meetings and in-person appointments.
For alumni who may be struggling with sober living but cannot make it to a meeting, telehealth offers the opportunity for virtual Recovery Support Groups every night. This allows patients to interact with their peers for group therapy and stay connected to their Beachside Rehab support system after returning home.
“I’ve really enjoyed being able to have the female support group via telehealth when I was in detox,” Beachside Rehab patient Heather says. “I was able to get feedback from another patient at the Ft. Pierce Center that really helped me.”
Nothing can replace the value of hands-on treatment, but telehealth allows treatment services to extend further and for a longer period of time than ever before.
How Does Telehealth Addiction Treatment Work?
All of our telehealth groups and individual sessions are scheduled in a secure, HIPAA-compliant portal. Patients are scheduled for group and individual sessions by a provider. On-site patients are given a comfortable, private office and a direct care behavioral health technician is available to assist with connecting. Off-site patients are given instructions, links to individual and group sessions, and telephone support.
Telehealth and Patient Accountability
Our outpatient telehealth program adds a depth of accountability that typically isn’t achieved in early recovery. One of the worst things you can do for someone that has recently recovered from withdrawal is to simply put them back into their old life and expect them to resume as if nothing has happened.
Telehealth can offer patients who are ready for self-driven accountability the opportunity to attend and initiate required daily groups, individual sessions, medical appointments, and random Urine Drug Screens (UDS). This built-in accountability mirrors the principles in a traditional 12-step model, and allows patients to take charge of their own recovery program with substantial clinical support to guide them.
If you or a loved one is seeking addiction treatment, contact us today for more information on our inpatient treatment, outpatient care, and telehealth services.