Achieve Whole Recovery is excited to announce a new addiction medicine telehealth service that helps individuals in Colorado struggling with addiction get the treatment they need as conveniently as possible. With addiction telehealth, we are able to aid those who need it most from the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. It’s just one of the many ways we’re helping our local communities and supporting our patients on their journey from diagnosis to a full recovery.
Our new addiction medicine telehealth service eliminates many of the common barriers that may have prevented people from getting addiction treatment in the past, like lack of reliable transportation, not enough time off work to drive to and from a treatment center, and the general stress some may feel about visiting a treatment center. Addiction treatment online just requires an internet connection and a device like a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer.
Addiction telehealth appointments are available Monday through Friday between 9am-11am and 1pm-4:45pm. During either time window, patients just need to select a virtual waiting room, and a member of our team will join. There are virtual waiting rooms for Denver and Colorado Springs so our patients can connect with a professional near to them when they need an addiction medicine telehealth appointment.
The online appointment is the first and most important step on the journey to recovery. This is because it gives our team the chance to do a full assessment of the patient and figure out the ideal treatment options. Once a patient has agreed with a treatment plan, they will need to follow a few more additional steps so we can provide safe care alongside the addiction medicine telehealth service.
Before selecting one of the addiction telehealth waiting rooms, patients will need to keep in mind the following:
1. We require insurance information and intake paperwork to be completed before care can be provided. This documentation serves as the patient’s consent, something we need before giving care. A member of our administrative team will provide the patient with paperwork that needs to be filled out once they have joined the virtual waiting room.
2. Urine Drug Screens are also required for us to begin Addiction Medicine treatment and we may not be able to prescribe “scheduled” medication without it. Patients should provide us with a Urine Drug Screen sample as soon as they can so we can release prescriptions sooner. Patients can either provide a urine drug screen sample at one of our physical locations, or we can mail a urine drug screen collection kit to your home if you live more than 30 minutes away from one of our clinics.
3. Serum lab work tells us whether a patient is in good health before beginning treatment and ensures they stay in good health while in our care. A patient’s Medical Provider can order lab work to be drawn at a Commercial Lab near them. Medications can be given without lab work, but it is a helpful component to maximize the effectiveness of treatment.
4. This addiction medicine telehealth is only available to Colorado residents currently. We are not licensed to provide this service outside of the state.