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Recovery Doesn’t Need to Stop Because of Coronavirus: Eleanor Health’s Telehealth Capabilities Deliver Treatment Virtually

Corbin Petro

March 9, 2020


North Carolina & Massachusetts Eleanor Health, the first addiction and mental health services provider designed to deliver a whole-person, long-term patient recovery outcomes, issued the following statement today in regards to the Coronavirus and treatment at their facilities.

“We know recovery is about building community and connection — sometimes that can’t be done in person but that shouldn’t stop progress and treatment,” stated Corbin Petro CEO and Co-Founder of Eleanor Health. “If any of our community members are concerned about the coronavirus and coming into a medical facility, that’s ok, but their treatment and recovery doesn’t need to stop.  Eleanor will work with you to find a suitable virtual option to ensure you stay on the path to wellness.”

Eleanor Health is rethinking how to treat addiction with a cutting-edge approach  designed to meet patients where they are in their recovery journey, through outpatient clinics, community settings, and at home through technology and field-based teams.

“Since Day 1, we’ve developed personalized treatment plans that lead to the best outcomes for our community members, and delivered care in our clinics, in patients homes and virtually,” added Petro.  “More than half of our patients have received treatment virtually, and 100% of our care model can be delivered via telehealth.

The CDC has identified high-risk populations, and advised older Americans to stay home, and away from crowds to avoid potential exposure.

“Our programs for older adults and those with complex medical needs serve those at highest risk of poor outcomes from COVID-19.  By leveraging Telehealth, we are able to ensure addiction treatment continues without disruption, while following CDC guidelines for Coronavirus prevention which recommend adults in those groups stay home as much as possible, ” added Nzinga A. Harrison, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Eleanor Health. “Although not specifically listed on the CDC website, uncontrolled alcohol and other drug use disorders place individuals in COVID-19 high risk groups by suppressing immune function, globally worsening health and increasing other high risk behaviors.”

“Social connection is an integral part of addiction recovery.  While some of our members are recommended to stay home as much as possible as a result of Coronavirus risk, we are using telehealth to ensure they are not isolated during their times of greatest need,” concluded Harrison.

If you need help with your substance use disorder, we are here to help you build your confidence and momentum towards the future you want. We provide treatment services, health and safety tips for adults with alcohol, opioid, and other substance use disorders. We are currently located in Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.

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