Telehealth FAQs

Addiction Treatment & Psychiatric Services

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Telehealth FAQs

At Buprenorphine Treatment Centers, Inc, we believe every person suffering from opioid addiction and substance use disorders deserves the ability to obtain effective, professional help that improves their quality of life. Our addiction treatment centers and psychiatric care specialists provide trusted care throughout North Central Florida, including Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Perry, Palatka, and Ocala.

We likewise offer specialized telehealth addiction treatment services, also known as online therapy, in an intensive outpatient treatment program that provides our patients with the care they need remotely. Read on to find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions our telehealth providers receive about telehealth treatment. Contact us today to schedule your treatment and start on your path to recovery.

Telehealth involves the use of technologies, such as telephone-based services, videoconferencing, texting, smartphone applications, and various web-based tools, to provide addiction treatment and mental health care over a distance without requiring patients to travel to our offices. We offer extensive psychiatric care services for an array of psychiatric conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, ADHD, schizoaffective disorder, depression, and stress management.

The American Telehealth Association (ATA) uses the terms telehealth and telemedicine interchangeably. Whether using the term “telehealth” or “telemedicine,” these terms can refer to the use of technology to deliver healthcare services conveniently to our patients. Telehealth is generally used as a general term referring to clinical and non-clinical applications of technology, such as scheduling appointments online.

Telemedicine is often used to refer specifically to clinical uses of long-distance technology, such as providing treatment over the phone or via videoconferencing. Telehealth is more than just online therapy. While online therapy is certainly a significant aspect of addiction treatment telemedicine, services within this scope have expanded substantially. Today, telehealth addiction treatment may encompass everything from a text message reminder for your next appointment to virtual support group meetings to help you maintain your sobriety.

Telehealth treatments for opioid addiction at Buprenorphine Treatment Centers, Inc, is an intensive outpatient treatment program providing compassionate, professional care, including therapy options, such as psychiatric services, psychotherapy, individual therapy, group therapy, and family sessions to help patients mend relationships damaged as a result of drug addiction, providing opportunities to reconnect, form open channels of communication, and strengthen bonds. Telehealth includes education and clinical recommendations regarding drug addiction, drug use, relapse, and prevention, among other issues, as well as active, remote monitoring to help ensure patients are doing well.

Telehealth addiction treatment and drug rehab programs make treatment simple, safe, and accessible to any individual. Patients can maintain discretion and do not need to disclose their personal or health information to their employers or schools to get time off for treatments. It is also beneficial in its ability to provide patients with discreet treatments that allow them to live their life as normally as possible while receiving the professional care and help they need throughout each stage of their recovery journey.

To find out how our telehealth addiction recovery programs can help you overcome your addiction, please contact our office today. Our telehealth programs provide convenient access to care for non-commuters. In some situations, a large part of hesitation to undergo treatment is the requirement to commute to and from a provider’s office. Some patients may be more than an hour from their nearest treatment facility, which may be inconvenient when they attempt to start or continue their substance addiction programs. Telehealth is safe, convenient, and discreet, offering endless opportunities for individuals who desire to undergo treatment for their addiction.

Each patient’s requirements for opioid addiction treatment is unique, whether it’s through in-office treatments and/or telehealth appointments. Treatment for addiction usually occurs in several steps, depending on a patient’s individual needs. However, telehealth appointments can accomplish many things, such as the following.

  • Initial assessments to determine the most appropriate type and level of care.
  • Psychological and psychiatric evaluations to offer a diagnosis and prescribe useful medications.
  • Therapy appointments to help reduce substance use and mental health symptoms as well as to improve well-being and prevent relapse.
  • Case management appointments to access additional community support resources.
  • A customized outpatient treatment program with a partial hospitalization plan and/or telehealth therapy and treatment. In your outpatient treatment program, you may choose to live at home with your loved ones or to move into a sober-living residence for additional structure in your living space as you progress through your substance abuse treatment program.
  • Mental health and psychiatric treatments may include individual therapy sessions and/or group therapy, among other treatment options.

Whether a patient has completed their detox program and inpatient rehab programs or they want to start their treatment in an outpatient facility, they may benefit from recovery management through telehealth treatments as a convenient method of staying on track as they navigate their recovery. Other people may choose telehealth because the following applies to them. To determine whether telehealth with our Subutex and Suboxone doctors is right for you, call our office today!

  • They are traveling for work.
  • They are on active duty in the military.
  • They require discreet treatment because they are public figures.
  • They are a single parent and the sole caregiver of their child/children.
  • They may risk their scholarship or housing if they leave their school program.
  • They suffer from social phobias or anxiety disorders.
  • They are immunocompromised or have other health issues that limit mobility.
  • They live in rural areas that lack access to in-office care.

Additionally, patients may be candidates for telehealth opioid addiction treatment if the following applies to them.

  • They are not experiencing withdrawal symptoms or mental or physical health issues that require in-person care.
  • They are able to resist drugs and alcohol at home and on their own.
  • They live in a sober living residence or at home with adequate support from family members or loved ones.
  • They are ready, willing, and capable of showing up for virtual treatments on time and will follow their treatment plan without constant supervision.

Yes! Of course, this depends on the specific application, but in general, telehealth treatment software is designed to be as easy to use as most other, familiar modern applications. Patients who have a basic familiarity with online apps should have no issue with quickly managing how to use our telehealth applications. We are also happy to walk you through each step of the process to ensure you have what you need to access your telehealth treatments when you need them. For more information, contact our team at Buprenorphine Treatment Centers, Inc.

At Buprenorphine Treatment Centers, Inc, we know many barriers might stand in the way of people gaining access to effective addiction treatment and psychiatric services. That’s why we offer our virtual outpatient program to all individuals who require it. Telehealth for addiction treatment offers patients access to the same doctors, licensed psychiatrists, and providers as any other treatment program through confidential, virtual telehealth sessions. We have a high rate of success in treating opioid addictions, and we take pride in offering top-quality, compassionate care individualized to the unique needs of each of our patients. Contact our team today for more information about our telehealth services.

In many cases, yes! Many different insurers voluntarily pay for telemedicine visits. However, not all insurers will pay for telehealth treatments. The best way to determine whether your insurance plan covers telehealth treatment from Buprenorphine Treatment Centers, Inc, is to call our office. We are happy to help you determine your options and assist you in getting the treatment you need!

How effective a treatment plan is for a person depends on several factors, which vary from person to person. However, the quality of telehealth treatment and telemedicine as a method of healthcare delivery is confirmed by decades of research and demonstrations. Telemedicine is confirmed as a cost-effective and convenient method of providing healthcare and recovery services to those who need them. If you or a loved one are interested in transitioning from in-person substance abuse treatment to teletherapy, telehealth from Buprenorphine Treatment Centers, Inc is an excellent resource. Our licensed professionals offer effective individual and group therapy services and addiction treatment with the convenience, flexibility, and security our patients deserve. Our online treatments can be a useful part of your journey toward a lasting and fulfilling recovery.

Yes! Telehealth visits are an acceptable alternative to in-person assessments, particularly when it allows our providers to maintain patients who are already taking buprenorphine. Our telehealth providers can prescribe Subutex® and Suboxone® treatments as they are deemed appropriate for the treatment of opioid use disorder and addiction.

There are several steps required in order to begin telehealth treatments and the prescribing of buprenorphine-based medicines, such as an initial evaluation that reviews current and past opioid use, diagnosing opioid use disorder, previous medical and psychiatric history, and the use of alcohol and other drugs, as well as urine drug screening and education regarding home induction with buprenorphine. For more information, contact our office.

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