Addiction does not take time off during a crisis and we continue our mission to provide caring and effective addiction counseling during this period of social distancing.
We are accepting new clients (and continuing our treatment of existing outpatient clients) through remote Telehealth meetings. This way, we are able to continue ‘face to face’ treatment while observing social distancing. We utilize Zoom software to facilitate these meetings. Once you download and install the software we will send you the link to join your counseling session.
‘In-Person Treatment’ Continues: We are also still providing ‘in-person’ detox and residential treatment and have implemented new protocols to respond to the threat of COVID-19 (read more)
To Download and Sign Our Informed Consent Click Here.
Telehealth is online or virtual counseling. As a part of telehealth sessions, you will be able to access our services while you are at home via a HIPAA compliant video platform and will exchange protected health information. The information that is exchanged may be used for diagnosis, counseling, follow-up and/or education, and may include any of the following:
We will provide telehealth services using Zoom Video Conferencing for Telehealth. The telehealth consultation will be similar to group and individual sessions at office, except interactive video technology will allow you to communicate with counselors and therapist at a distance. At first you may find it difficult or uncomfortable to communicate using online video-setting. Our staff will assist you to be able to access our telehealth services as smooth as possible.
You may withhold or withdraw consent to the telehealth consultation at any time without affecting your right of future care or treatment, or risking the loss or withdrawal of any program benefits to which you would otherwise be entitled. You have the option to consult with your counselor in person if you travel to his or her location.
I have read this document carefully, and understand the risks and benefits of the telehealth session and have had my questions regarding the session explained and I hereby give my informed consent to participate in a telehealth session under the terms described herein.
By signing this “INFORMED CONSENT FOR TELEHEALTH SERVICES” I hereby state that I have read, understood, and agree to the terms of this document.