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American Addiction Centers, is offering telehealth services from the comfort of your home

“Our number one goal is to save lives and to give support to those in early recovery who may be at risk for relapse in the midst of this pandemic  –Derek Price, Desert Hope CEO”

Telehealth Outpatient Services

As the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, American Addiction Centers is giving those struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction a convenient and safe way to access critical addiction treatment services. Starting March 30, the treatment provider will offer outpatient services at many of its facilities via telehealth. This includes individual psychiatry sessions, psychoeducational and therapy groups, case management and family sessions.

AAC’s Telehealth Services will be offered through a confidential, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing service. Patients will receive a personalized access code that they can use throughout the course of treatment from the comfort of home. Currently, more than half of Desert Hope’s patients utilize outpatient services. For most people, after medical detox and residential treatment they transition to outpatient services, which is the longest stretch of care and can last 30 days or more.

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Outpatient Care Topics

Some of the topics covered in outpatient care can include:

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 “During this time, some in recovery may be experiencing stress, anxiety and isolation, which are all triggers for relapse. We also don’t want the fear of catching COVID-19 or childcare concerns to stop them from seeking lifesaving care at this when our nation is still facing an addiction crisis,” –Derek Price, CEO of Desert Hope Treatment Center, an AAC facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Did You Know?

Desert Hope Treatment Center Lobby Telehealth treatment services are available at the following AAC facilities:

“In the midst of the pandemic, we must not forget our nation is also battling the addiction crisis,” said Mark Sawyer, Oxford Treatment Center CEO. “People are dying every day from the disease of addiction and we must do all we can to provide lifesaving care to those in our community.”

American Addiction Centers, is also offering virtual support meetings for the public on most days of the week.

Patient Support Comes First

“We live in a virtual world these days and it’s important addiction treatment providers also embrace the technology,” said Price. “We know that consistent care is essential to achieve long-term sobriety and that’s what telehealth offers our patients. Our patients can trust that the curriculum is the same and our commitment to clinical excellence hasn’t wavered. This is just a new way for us to ensure our patients have the best possible outcomes even in the midst of this pandemic.”

With the inclusion of telehealth offerings at American Addiction Centers, we’re expanding the number of people we can help around the country. If you’re ready to start your recovery journey, or have questions about telehealth amidst the coronavirus outbreak, please call us at . Addiction treatment is an essential healthcare service, and you do not need to wait to get help. 

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Is Telehealth Covered by Insurance?

In many cases, yes. See if your plan is in-network with AAC here.

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