Providers using telehealth to help those with substance use disorders during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 8:14 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 20:14:25-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Service providers are using telehealth options during the COVID-19 pandemic to help people in Indiana with substance use disorders.

Service providers are using virtual options to help people while following social distancing and stay at home orders.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the Indianapolis Officer of Public Health and Safety, Eskenazi Health, and the Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition are working together to helping connect people with these services.

Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center is providing therapy, case management, skills, and nursing and medical services over the phone and through video conferences, according to a press release from the city. New clients can call 317-880-8497 to schedule an intake session.

The Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition has provided information on virtual peer support, family support groups, counseling and treatment availability, opioid use support groups, 12 step virtual meetings, and men's and women's recovery residences here.