Substance Abuse

June 12, 2016 – 05:25 am

Telehealth CounselingCounseling Services From Your Home

Many individuals, especially those living in rural Maine, find it difficult to connect with the professionals they need. Fortunately, technology has allowed us to over come this obstacle with the arrival of Telehealth Counseling.

What is Telehealth Counseling?

Telehealth counseling is a counseling session through the phone or through the computer via Skype. It can be done from the comfort of your own home or office.

Why choose Telehealth Counseling?

Help and support signpostPeople choose to participate in Telehealth for a variety of reasons. Some of these include: transportation issues, living in rural areas, struggle to leave home, frequent travel and busy schedules.

Do I need special equipment?

Telehealth requires an electronic device such as a laptop or tablet with a webcam and a good quality internet connection for Skype sessions. For phone sessions, you only need a phone.

Does insurance pay for this service?

Yes, Telehealth is covered by MaineCare, Medicare and private insurances.
**please note MaineCare only covers Skype sessions; it does not reimburse for phone sessions.

Is Skype safe?

WomenSunNOFACE-mediumProviders choose to use Skype because it is free, convenient and it uses advanced encryption standards to protect information.

Are sessions recorded?

No. Skype does offer an instant chat but we do not utilize that because those are recorded.

Case Management ServicesConnecting You to Services, Programs and Assistance in Your Area

Case Managers help connect you to useful services, programs and assistance in your area*. They can help you find:

  • Housing, Food & Clothing
  • Medical Care & Counseling
  • Educational Support, Employment & Skills Training
  • Community Support & Resources
  • Financial & Legal Assistance

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Why Choose Case Management Services?

Health Affiliates Maine Case Managers provide the highest quality care because:

  • They have strong local ties in their communities and know the culture, making them more effective care providers
  • They meet with you where you are most comfortable…in your community
  • They work together with your other care providers

Do I qualify for services?

Based on the severity of the symptoms, anyone who experiences mental illness and has full MaineCare eligibility, qualifies.

What can Case Managers do?

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