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Telehealth Services in Rehab

Due to recent developments in technology and an abrupt need for a virtual healthcare approach, telehealth has become an increasingly accessible treatment option. Telehealth services in drug rehab offer comprehensive, compassionate support for those in need of mental health and addiction treatment from the comfort of their own home.

Since virtual healthcare is a relatively new treatment option, people are still learning about the benefits of telehealth services in rehab. To use these services to your full advantage, it is important to explore what telehealth is and all that it offers.


What Is Telehealth?

Telehealth is the practice of receiving digital medical care. This can be over a phone, video, or web conference call, or messaging programs like email, apps, or texting. Synchronous telehealth is live or real-time communication, while asynchronous can look like info sent over an ongoing period of time. Also, the formatting goes even further with passive virtual care. An example is when records and data are sent to medical providers for review through apps or portals.

Virtual care may have only recently come onto your radar. Although these services have been available for years, they’ve never been as widely used as they are now. The COVID-19 pandemic made digital communication imperative. 

Accordingly, telehealth’s popularity skyrocketed during the pandemic, increasing by a striking 556% in the first six weeks after it was declared. For people to continue meeting with their health providers, digital connections had to step to the forefront. Now there are more ways to connect than ever before—even telehealth texting.

Essentially, all traditional in-person services are still provided with telehealth. Individuals receive diagnoses, consultations, treatment for their needs, and ongoing monitoring of physical and mental health conditions. The main difference is in how accessible quality care is today. Because virtual communication eliminates travel time and expense, it’s far more affordable. Anyone hesitant to receive in-person care due to the psychological strain can do so online. As long as an individual has internet and access to a digital device, they can prioritize their health and wellness.

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Accessing Virtual Healthcare Services

The increase in telehealth services has made healthcare services more accessible. Major advancements occurred early in the pandemic and continue still. Big areas of growth have included technology, ease of programming, data collection, and video services.

Delivery methods for virtual care and online therapy sessions vary because of the many options. However, the two most common telemedicine formats are online healthcare portals and virtual appointments. Many medical providers have had great success utilizing a mixture of both.

Online healthcare portals are ideal for asynchronous data tracking. Individuals log their medications and reactions to them for their provider to monitor. These are more common in hospital settings and as used by larger primary care providers. Essentially, username- and password-protected patient portals are the future of digital care management. 

Online portals allow medical providers to review people’s health and treatment history, exchange correspondence, and view test results. In the same way, individuals can request medication refills and schedule appointments.

According to SAMHSA, psychotherapies and behavioral therapies through synchronous telehealth produce clinical improvements similar to treatment outcomes from in-person care. For this reason, virtual appointments and therapy sessions are effective alternatives to in-person meetings. Telehealth orchestrates virtual appointments with substance use and mental health professionals. Undoubtedly, receiving counseling over the phone or through video conferencing is a convenient, simple way to continue your time in treatment.

Is Virtual Drug Rehab and Online Therapy Safe?

Online services are safe and legitimate forms of treatment for addiction and mental health. Like in-person treatment, professionals offering telemedicine services are licensed and credentialed service providers. To ensure providers of virtual healthcare services provide safe and effective treatment,  the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has established rules and guidance for telehealth. These span all forms of in-person and virtual services. Essentially, medical providers have a legal requirement to protect confidential patient information. You can rest assured your data is being used only for your own good in your treatment.

To guarantee people with substance use and mental disorders benefit from virtual telehealth practices, all treatment plans include provider/client agreements and safeguards. Telehealth providers also complete thorough assessments and evaluations with every individual in their care to ensure all aspects of treatment will appropriately address their needs. However, to remain protected, make sure you seek help from a licensed and accredited treatment center.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, please reach out for help today.

What Barriers Can Impact A Person's Access to Treatment?

In the past, people consistently encountered barriers to finding and receiving treatment for addiction and mental health concerns. Common barriers to treatment include:

Lack of Access to Treatment

Depending on where an individual lives, there may be no providers offering the services they need nearby. Elderly people and those living in rural areas have an especially difficult time accessing tailored care. In fact, “approximately 80 percent of rural areas in the United States are classified as medically underserved and in health professional shortage areas,” according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Stigma Around Mental Illness & Substance Abuse

Unfortunately, it’s still true today that there’s a stigma around receiving treatment for mental illness and substance abuse. People may feel uncomfortable asking for time off from work to attend an appointment, or even sharing that they’re in recovery. Virtual telehealth sessions make it easy to receive care, even allowing for meetings during a lunch break. Plus, telehealth is private.

Competing Priorities

For many people, life’s responsibilities make traveling for treatment difficult or impossible. School, work, and caregiving are all competing priorities that may take precedence over health care. But receiving remote medical services means you never have to choose between your health and your responsibilities.

Removing Barriers to Treatment With Virtual Healthcare Services

Telehealth services help to remove barriers to mental health and addiction treatment by providing convenient access to care. Personalized telehealth services provide access to quality mental health support for those in need.

Through the use of secure, private, and easy-to-use platforms, these online services can connect you to the help you need anytime, anywhere. By participating in virtual treatment services, you gain access to qualified counselors who will guide you through your recovery journey with compassion and understanding. 

What Are the Benefits of Telehealth for Addiction and Mental Health?

Telehealth technology can provide access to care wherever and whenever is most convenient for you. With telehealth treatments, you can enjoy all the same benefits from traditional in-person options like one-on-one therapy with licensed professionals, without having to worry about travel time or scheduling conflicts.

A few key advantages of telemedicine include:

It’s never been easier to get the help you need from the comfort of your own home. Telehealth also allows us to create a safe environment where individuals battling addiction can feel supported while they work through their journey to long-lasting sobriety.

Telehealth Services at Royal Life Centers

At Royal Life Centers, we want to make it easier for everyone facing these issues to get the help they need. That is why we provide a comprehensive range of telehealth services that are tailored specifically to each individual’s unique needs and situation.

Our virtual healthcare team provides evidence-based treatment services so that you can maintain your sobriety and continue growing in recovery.  Our virtual rehabilitation services are personalized to meet the needs of each individual through online medication management and therapy sessions. In doing so, we provide a safe space for you to express yourself and gain additional support. 

With Royal Life Centers, you’ll have access to experienced professionals who understand addiction and mental health issues and can help guide you through this difficult time in your life. No matter where you are located, we will be here for you every step of the way. So start your recovery journey today with Royal Life Centers’ telehealth services. Because We Care.

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Our Telehealth Services

At Royal, we understand sometimes barriers to care make receiving treatment unfeasible. As a result, we are proud to provide telehealth services. We know not everyone can travel to our facilities. Maybe they have scheduling conflicts, have moved out of the area, or have other reasons.

Our telehealth offerings span aftercare and outpatient (OP) treatment, including partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP). At this point in individual programs, the emphasis is on virtual counseling sessions and virtual support groups. 

Our skilled clinicians provide virtual telehealth sessions to assist guests in managing their recovery from addiction and poor mental health. The key lies in ongoing care. Above all, our medical experts provide the same level of care virtually and in person.

Royal Life Centers incorporates dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring disorders like substance abuse and mental disease. While receiving virtual care for substance abuse and mental health issues, people can receive comprehensive medication management, therapy, and counseling services to promote healing and recovery. Our outpatient treatment can also include the telemedicine component, with virtual medication management services for medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Through remote meetings and monitoring, guests receive prescriptions to pick up at a local pharmacy for an at-home care plan.

Gaining Access to Royal’s Telehealth Services

After inpatient treatment, many people struggle to juggle their work, school, or childcare responsibilities. Unfortunately, the stress of life can often result in worsened mental health and relapse. Often drug and alcohol rehab may feel out of reach to many in recovery.

To help ease the strain on those in early recovery, Royal Life Centers provides flexible treatment plans through our virtual rehab services. By offering online outpatient rehabilitation services, our guests can fit medication management and therapy appointments into their busy schedules with ease. 

Accessing Royal Life Centers’ telehealth services in rehab is a quick and simple admissions process. If you’re ready to make a lasting difference and begin walking the road to sobriety, reach out to enter our virtual treatment services. Our compassionate admissions team is ready to take your call at any time and help you begin your journey towards recovery. 

To expedite your entrance into our telehealth rehab services, fill out the insurance verification form. In doing so, our admissions team will be able to give you a better idea of what your coverage could look like. 

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In-Person & Virtual Rehab Services Near Me

Royal Life Centers is a nationwide network of addiction treatment centers with locations in Washington State and Arizona. Our telehealth services are offered at each of our aftercare and outpatient rehab centers to ensure those recovering from addiction can receive the care they need to recover.

Following treatment at The Haven, we offer remote addiction treatment services during our aftercare program at Sound Recovery. Our telehealth services provide access to flexible schedules and continuing care for guests participating in our treatment outpatient rehab center in Lacey, Washington.

Alcohol and Drug Rehab Services in Washington State

At Royal Life Centers, our Washington rehab centers provide in-person and telehealth services at the following locations:

Alcohol and Drug Rehab Services in Arizona

At Royal Life Centers, our Arizona rehab centers provide in-person and telehealth services at the following locations:

Getting help is a huge personal step to take, but it’s one you’ll always look back on as the turning point. Take the first step and contact us today by calling 888-568-5998 to learn more about our addiction treatment program. Our admissions team is available 24/7 to answer any questions and help get the process started towards recovery. 

Looking for Telehealth Services in Rehab?

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, please reach out to us to find out more about how our telehealth services can help. We work with most private insurance policies and we have affordable self-pay rates if you do not have insurance. Give us a call and we will figure out the best treatment plan for you or your loved one.
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Detox Program at Royal

The first step in drug and alcohol treatment is a detox program. During this level of care, you will undergo the detoxification process that will remove the toxins from your body while starting your time in therapy.

Residential Treatment at Royal

Our residential inpatient program aims to identify the underlying causes of addiction. Our clinical care includes intensive therapy, addiction education, goal-setting, and the development of healthy coping skills. 

Medication-Assisted Treatment At Royal

During treatment for addiction at Royal Life Centers, we provide medication-assisted treatment services to ease the symptoms of withdrawal and curb cravings. Learn how these services can help guests stay sober.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment at Royal

During treatment for drug and alcohol abuse at Royal Life Centers, we provide dual diagnosis treatment services to treat co-occurring mental health disorders to help you recover from addiction with a clear mind.

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