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May 10, 2020 – “Since we were on the forefront of telehealth, we have been able to keep our clients engaged in treatment,” she said. “In fact, we are conducting more telehealth sessions through the COVID-19 because they can have sessions from their home or by phone.”

Eddy said she believes the relaxation of telehealth requirements by Medicaid has been “extremely beneficial” to the center’s clients, and she noted that the center has seen an increase in psychologists interested in working with the facility because it offers telehealth.

“They want to protect themselves from the COVID and are hesitant to see patients in their private practices,” she said. 

Eddy said the center also has moved its DUI safety and treatment program to a virtual platform, and she noted that peer-recovery specialists have been conducting virtual check-ins with clients.

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