Telehealth Addiction Treatment Marketing
Many addiction treatment centers have found themselves in a new world representing new challenges in the age of COVID-19. Residential facilities and PHP providers find themselves in lockdown mode and finding it difficult to bring in new patients with OP & IOP centers running thin due to social distancing requirements and mandates.
There’s obviously some short-term challenges for rehab centers, but now may be the time to adapt new techniques to continuing to provide drug and alcohol rehab to those in need. One of those options is telehealth addiction treatment.
Telehealth addiction treatment isn’t a new concept by any means, but it’s a foreign concept to traditional rehab centers who have never utilized remote treatment of patients via video conferencing. We have a strong feeling that may change in the not too distant future.
As with traditional treatment, it’s important for addiction treatment centers to understand there are HIPAA regulations regarding remote treatment. So before you jump in and start doing treatment on demand, make sure you choose compliant tools first.
Lead to Recovery took some time to evaluate several tools that are HIPAA compliant for video communication and file exchanging and appear to be excellent platforms for rehab centers to utilize for telehealth therapy.
Here are two of them we feel are worth consideration:
- Zoom Health. Zoom is a newer tool to the scene, but it’s one of the fastest growing virtual meeting platforms online today. Zoom accommodates 1-1 meetings and group therapy session options and has recording capabilities among other bells and whistles. We like that they’ve built a platform specifically for telehealth which is ideal for rehab centers. Zoom Telehealth subscriptions start at $200/month.
For technical details and capabilities, here are a few relevant links to check out: