Coastal Point: SUN expands telehealth for mental health, addiction support

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No-cost assessments offer stay-at-home assistance for people struggling with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues

SUN Behavioral Delaware, part of a network of community hospitals working to solve the unmet needs of those with mental illness and substance use disorders, is expanding its Telehealth Services in response to the COVID-19 national emergency.

Beginning immediately, individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, mental health or substance use-related issues can receive a level-of-care telehealth consultation from the safety of their own homes. The service is open to all Delmarva-area residents 13 or older, and appointments are available every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with plans to extend hours soon.

Individuals with video capabilities via laptop, cellphone or tablet can register online by visiting https://sunbehavioral.com/delaware/telehealth-consultation/. Once they fill out a brief patient information form, they’ll be connected to a behavioral health specialist who will call to schedule a time for a private, HIPAA-compliant video chat and consultation. Telehealth consultations are conducted using the Zoom app.

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