COVID-19 has paralyzed daily life, with millions engaging in social distancing. Many sectors of the economy have suspended operations, including sports, travel, and restaurants. Large parts of the American workforce are working from home. With social distancing, addiction treatment and eating disorder therapy can be complicated. However, Crossroads Maine is still offering treatment through our residential and telehealth services. Our updated statement on Crossroads’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here. This outlines our procedures and policies during this time. Don’t let quarantine stop you from getting the help you need. Learn more about our substance abuse, mental health, and eating disorder telehealth services and pick the option that’s best for you.
What Are Telehealth Services?
Telehealth services are any treatment that does not require the patient’s physical presence. Specifically, they allow the patient and the treatment provider to confer remotely and engage in treatment. The COVID-19 pandemic has made telehealth services a necessity for many patients. By using the Internet, the risk of exposure to coronavirus is eliminated. So long as you have a phone or another Internet-capable device, you can access treatment when, where, and how you want.
Telehealth services cover the entire medical spectrum. Some patients, for example, may struggle with a dual diagnosis of substance use and mental health disorders. Other patients may only need remote therapy for mental health. No matter your condition, you can access your therapists and treatment materials remotely.
Telehealth Services at Crossroads Maine
Mediums for Crossroads Maine’s telehealth services include:
- Video chats: If you value seeing your therapist or group therapy members, video chats are the best medium for you. With platforms like Zoom or Google Hangouts, both individual and group therapy can be conducted over video.
- Website: Anywhere you can access the Internet, you can access website-based telehealth services. For those who need a bigger screen or want to save treatment documents, websites are a great option.
- Telephone: Want to talk to someone but don’t have the hardware for video chat? Telephones give telehealth services their name and offer a lifeline to people who may only own a cellphone or rely on house phones for communication. Clients can also use phone-based treatment for conference calls or one-on-ones with their therapist.
How We Use Our Telehealth Services
Mental illness, eating disorders, and addiction can affect anyone. These conditions cut across demographics, affecting people of every age, race, gender, sexuality, and class. Unfortunately, many do not seek out the help they need. A major disruption like the coronavirus and social distancing only makes these people more reluctant. Remote programs break down the obstacles of location and schedule to make treatment flexible and easy to access. At Crossroads Maine, we want all those who need help to receive it.
Get Help From Crossroads Maine
At Crossroads Maine, we help women overcome substance use, eating, and mental health disorders. We offer a number of programs for those looking to positively change their lives. Our programs are now offered remotely and online via our telehealth services.
Don’t let the COVID-19 pandemic prevent you from getting the help you deserve. A life free of these disorders is around the corner. To learn more about these new services, call us at 877.978.1667 today.