Unable to leave your home due to COVID-19 social distancing or shelter-in-place orders? Don’t worry; Desert Hope is bringing our services to you.
At Desert Hope, we are passionate about the recovery and lifelong health of all of our patients, alumni, and others who are currently struggling with or in recovery from the disease of addiction. This is why we’re taking every action possible to continue providing online substance abuse counseling and other support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beginning March 30, 2020, Desert Hope Treatment Center will begin providing all of its outpatient services via telehealth so you can receive the support you need from 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.”
—Desert Hope CEO, Derek Price
Receiving treatment remotely benefits you in several ways, including by:
- Removing transportation time and costs.
- Reducing the amount of time you take off work to attend treatment.
- Reducing the need for childcare or elder care while you get help.
- Reducing exposure to illnesses such COVID-19.
How Does the Telehealth Program Work?
Getting personalized help from Desert Hope staff will be as easy as joining a meeting on your computer or phone. First, we’ll have you give your permission electronically to let us serve you. Don’t worry if you’re not especially technically savvy; we’ll make it extremely easy. You won’t have to worry about your privacy either. All telehealth services are offered via confidential, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing.
Once you’ve given your permission, you’ll be given an access code that you will use each time you utilize a telehealth service with Desert Hope. This will allow you to access one or more of the following services from home:
- Individual therapy sessions.
- Assessments needed to start treatment.
- Therapy groups.
- Family sessions.
- Psychoeducational groups (with topics ranging from relapse prevention to working through social isolation).
- Weekly check-ins for PHP patients.
- Case management, including aftercare planning.
- Discussions about individual medical concerns.
- Medical follow-up appointments.
When you’re ready to begin, you’ll be invited via email to a meeting where you’ll be given an option to join via your computer or phone. Once you’re in, you’ll be able to easily receive the critical services you need remotely.
Get Started Now
The best part of our new telemedicine approach is that you can access our quality addiction treatment from your home anywhere in the country—you don’t have to travel to Nevada to gain the skills Desert Hope can offer you. Our compassionate Admissions Navigators will share more information about how the program can work for you and get you signed up for this new service. If you are interested in our remote telemedicine outpatient treatment, please call us at 702-848-6223. If you have insurance but you don’t know if it covers telemedicine, our insurance department will help you determine your eligibility.
In this time when you may be feeling alone, anxious, and overwhelmed, we’re here for you.