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Benefits of Military Telehealth for Active-Duty

Benefits of Military Telehealth for Active-Duty

Deployment and military moves can make it very difficult for active-duty service members to access medical care including counseling and therapy. Like veterans, active-duty members suffer from disorders that are often triggered by trauma, grief, and Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD). Receiving treatment for substance use disorders or mental health disorders can be extremely challenging due to geographical matters, as well. Fortunately, our Banyan rehab locations offer military telehealth for active duty who are struggling with addiction or mental health disorders.

What is Telehealth?

Telehealth refers to the delivery of health care services via technology. In rehab facilities, telehealth for addiction and mental health utilizes devices with internet and webcam access such as desktop computers, laptops, or mobile phones to connect patients with their physicians and counselors. Telehealth services at Banyan Treatment Centers provide counseling and individual therapy sessions with staff trained to address active-duty personnel.

Rise in Telehealth Services Due to the Pandemic

With communities being required to social distance, along with the fear of contracting the Covid-19 virus, the necessity for telehealth has surged. Seeking medical attention or counseling has become much easier with the option to employ telehealth services. Many service members are also taking advantage of this treatment option.

Benefits of Military Telehealth for Active Duty

Due to frequent or temporary relocations, overcoming addiction or mental illness (sometimes caused by the job) can be a constant struggle. In addition to this, the effects of the pandemic, have also contributed to the rise in both mental health disorders and fear of inpatient treatment. With telehealth services, military members are able to benefit in many ways, some of the advantages are listed below.

Easily Accessible

Due to telehealth being conducted online, all the patient needs is a device with internet access. The application used to facilitate these sessions are usually free, as well. The program used at Banyan is called Zoom. Not only is this method of treatment accessible, but it also makes it easier to service more military members as well as their families. Banyan Centers are able to extend their services to active duty who are either on deployment or at their home base.


Our technology is a HIPPA compliant video conferencing system that enables military members to have private video conference-based visits with their therapists. Patients are also able to enjoy their sessions in a private and comfortable location of their choosing.

Keeps Service Members Accountable

Staying on track in your recovery journey can be complicated when an individual is no longer attending meetings, counseling, or receiving professional support. Telehealth makes it possible for doctors or therapists to continue to monitor service members in recovery. Slipping up in recovery can often lead to harmful circumstances, and telehealth decreases those chances.

The benefits of telehealth services lead to not only continuous support for our patients but also a higher chance of success in your life in recovery. As we begin this new virtual era, telehealth has made a significant impact on the lives of our active duty service members and a positive change for rehab treatment in the military.

Call us now at (888) 221-6830 for more information about our military telehealth for active-duty offered at our nationwide locations as well as our other inpatient levels of care for the Military & Veterans programs.

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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.