Telehealth has emerged as a crucial component in the delivery of behavioral health services to military personnel and veterans. This technology-driven approach offers numerous benefits, including improved access to medical care, enhanced efficiency, and reduced healthcare costs. Banyan Treatment Centers offer military and veterans telehealth in numerous states to ensure that individuals who have served in the armed forces can receive the behavioral healthcare they need no matter where they are. Below is more on our virtual rehabilitation and Military and Veterans in Recovery program.
Telehealth, commonly known as telemedicine, is a healthcare delivery model that connects patients with their healthcare providers via technology, thus negating the necessity for in-person visits. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth utilization among veterans increased by over 1,000%.1
Remarkably, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has employed telehealth delivery methods for the past five years. This modality not only offers convenience but also a heightened level of safety, allowing patients to partake in telehealth visits from the comfort of their homes.
We recognize that, apart from the pandemic, various impediments can deter clients from physically attending a treatment facility. Issues such as transportation challenges and demanding schedules are now less formidable as our telehealth addiction treatment extends flexibility, facilitating consistent care delivery.
An additional advantage of our online rehabilitation programs lies in the deployment of specific technologies capable of monitoring and consolidating crucial health data, which, in turn, enables our specialists to closely oversee patients' recovery progress. Telehealth for veterans guarantees uninterrupted treatment, regardless of geographical location or scheduling constraints.
Our Telehealth for Veterans & Active-Duty Personnel
All of our military telehealth services are provided within an intensive outpatient care framework. This structure, commonly referred to as an intensive outpatient program (IOP), is instrumental in addressing substance use disorders, mental health disorders, and eating disorders. IOP is particularly well-suited for individuals who do not necessitate medically assisted detoxification or round-the-clock supervision, forming the ideal foundation for our telehealth services.
Because our online addiction treatment follows an IOP structure, we can work with patients who have busy schedules, family responsibilities, and other commitments while remaining dedicated to completing their rehabilitation programs. Clients enrolled at our military rehab centers engage with our specialists, therapists, and counselors through video conferencing, online chat platforms, and telephone consultations. Confidentiality is strictly maintained, ensuring a secure and supportive environment.
Our telehealth program for veterans encompasses a comprehensive array of services, including:
Enhanced Access to Care
Telehealth provides military personnel and veterans with unprecedented access to healthcare services, irrespective of their geographic location. Whether they are stationed in remote areas, deployed overseas, or residing far from a VA facility, telehealth ensures that they can receive timely medical attention. This accessibility is particularly vital for veterans, many of whom may have mobility limitations or live in rural regions.
Mental Health Support
For military personnel and veterans grappling with mental health challenges such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression, telehealth offers a confidential and convenient platform to seek professional help. Virtual therapy sessions and counseling can be conducted securely, reducing the stigma associated with seeking mental health care.
We offer a variety of psychotherapy services for veterans and military personnel, including:
- Anger Management Training
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Family Therapy
- Life Skills Training
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Reality Therapy
- Relapse Prevention
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Flexibility in Healthcare
Many veterans suffer from chronic diseases that require ongoing care and monitoring. Telehealth platforms allow clients to receive care for their addiction or mental illness without interfering with their healthcare providers’ ability to monitor these conditions, helping veterans better manage their health and reduce the need for frequent appointments and sessions.
Telehealth systems can facilitate prescription refills and medication management, ensuring that military personnel and veterans have a consistent supply of their required medications, even when they are far from a healthcare facility.
Health Education and Support
Some don’t realize that telehealth can also be used to provide health education and support to military personnel and veterans. This can include webinars, interactive training, and resources on managing common health issues, such as nutrition, fitness, and stress management.
For injured or disabled military personnel and veterans, telehealth rehabilitation programs can aid in their recovery by preventing them from having to commute and leave the comfort of their homes. Our online rehabilitation services are also flexible enough to work alongside any other treatments they may require for separate conditions, such as physical injuries.
What We Treat
Our veterans telehealth services are used to treat a variety of addiction and mental health disorders, such as:
- Alcohol Addiction
- Benzodiazepine Addiction
- Cocaine Addiction
- Heroin Addiction
- Methamphetamine Addiction
- Opioid Addiction
- Prescription Drug Addiction
- Anxiety and Mood Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Telehealth is revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare services for military personnel and veterans. It offers accessible, efficient, and cost-effective solutions that cater to the unique healthcare needs of these populations. As technology continues to advance, the role of telehealth in military and veteran care is set to expand, further improving the quality of healthcare services available to those who have served their country.
For more information regarding our active-duty personnel and veterans’ telehealth services, contact Banyan Treatment Centers today and schedule a one-on-one consultation with a specialist.
- Federal News Network - How the VA drastically expanded telehealth during the pandemic
Most Insurance Plans Accepted
At Banyan Treatment Centers, our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.