Telehealth Appointments

We are proud to offer online telehealth appointments.

Consultation and non-DOT evaluation appointments are also available. Online DOT-SAP program evaluations may be done via telehealth currently.

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Benefits of Telehealth Appointments

No Transportation Time or Costs

One of the best reasons to consider video conferencing for your appointment is convenience.

When you see your specialist on your mobile device or computer, there’s no need to travel to an office. You can save money on gas, parking, and public transportation. Even better, you don’t waste time traveling or risk running into a traffic jam. With a simple telehealth appointment with your specialist, you can get back to work without being late.

No Need to Take Time Off of Work

Speaking of work, health appointments of any type can be tricky. They often mean getting to a doctor’s office. They require lots of waiting. And there are often follow-up appointments needed.

But not online telehealth. Video visits largely remove the need to take time off. You can simply schedule your visit during a break, or before or after work. You can be anywhere that there is plenty of privacy.

Easy access to your appointments means you’re that much more likely to keep to a schedule. You can follow your follow-up instructions and stick to your recovery plan. And all without missing a day of work or wasting your precious paid time off. Try that with traditional face-to-face substance abuse treatment!

Get Rid of Child or Elder Care Issues

Many of us have the responsibility of caring for children or older adults. But with this comes the stress of having to balance your needs with your treatment programs.

Finding alternative care so that you can see your specialist can be difficult and expensive. Bringing them along can be stressful. Fortunately, telehealth services solve this challenge by allowing you to see your specialist while meeting your family responsibilities. Simpler access means you’re more likely to follow your treatment plan.

On-Demand Options

More and more professionals are offering telehealth these days.

If you still need remote access to care, there are several online-only, on-demand options on the market today. American River Wellness currently uses as a telehealth platform for DOT SAP services.

Ease of Access

In the United States, not everyone lives near major metro centers. But unfortunately, this is where many health and recovery centers tend to be located. Some clients who need access to professional help must drive many miles and invest a lot of time for each visit.

Telehealth makes it possible for your appointment to happen when and where is best for you. You and your specialist can meet while you are home or at any private location. This means you get personalized treatment at your convenience.

Less Chance of Getting Sick

Where can you be sure to find a lot of sick people? At the doctor’s office, of course. Everyone does their best to stop the spread. But it is always possible to catch something, especially in crowded waiting rooms.

By staying home, you get the care you need while avoiding the risk of exposure. This also means less of a chance that you’ll get someone else sick. And less time dodging illness means more time spent focused on your recovery.

Less Time in the Waiting Room

If you choose a visit via telehealth technology, your visit can be quick and snappy. After all, you’re doing this for easy telehealth alcohol treatment or drug recovery, not just to sit around.

Simply drop into your video chat with your licensed therapist or clinician and begin your appointment right away.

Even if you don’t use telemedicine, choosing a practice that offers it means they can help you more quickly. Fewer patients in their waiting room means a more efficient process.

Call (833)436-8727 to schedule a telehealth alcohol treatment or drug treatment appointment.

Same day telehealth appointments may be available. Evenings and weekends included in our DOT SAP program online.

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