Concerned about going out in public? Cohen Veterans Network clients can continue to receive treatment even during the virus outbreak. Our Cohen Clinics remain open to provide care to our clients. Don’t cancel your mental health appointments, continue to receive treatment via CVN Telehealth to help protect your health.
CVN Telehealth provides an opportunity for our veterans, their families and the family members of active duty service members to get the therapy they need without even stepping outside of their front door. Telehealth, face-to-face video therapy, allows clients to have appointments in real time through confidential video conferencing – all from the comfort of their homes.
Therapy via telehealth has been shown to be equally as effective as in-person therapy. And, the platform is gaining popularity throughout CVN. Just a couple of weeks ago, the Network’s total telehealth sessions throughout the country was the highest ever – and it continues to grow!
“Telehealth provides the flexibility to maximize participation in therapy, either exclusively in Telehealth, in person or a mixture,” said Dr. Ashton Steele, Clinician at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare. “Veterans and their family members are very busy; they have a lot of things going on, they have family commitments, they have work commitments. So, being able to participate in therapy using Telehealth gives the opportunity to do that and still do all the things in their lives that they need to do and meet all of those responsibilities.”
The same high-quality mental health care that is available to all post-9/11 veterans, including National Guard and Reserves, and military family members. Services offered in person at the Cohen Clinic are also available via telehealth for clients who are unable to go to the clinic. This includes care for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, sleep problems, adolescent behavioral issues, relationship and family stress, as well as transitional challenges and more.
The process is simple. To connect, clients only need a secure internet connection and a device like a phone, computer, or tablet with audio and video capabilities. At the Cohen Clinics, we use a secure, private, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing software to ensure confidential services.
For more information about CVN Telehealth, call 833-CVN-VETS or fill out an online Form by visiting www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/telehealth
By Hope Phifer
Clinic Communications Manager