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Virtual recovery program expanding to Arnett

IU Health Hospital has extended its virtual recovery support team to Arnett Hospital.

Posted: Mar. 22, 2019 5:31 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — IU Health Hospital has extended its virtual recovery support team to Arnett Hospital. The recovery team, which is based in Indianapolis, will be providing services to patients via live video.

If a person is admitted to the emergency room for drug abuse, the team will be able to help patients navigate different resources and treatment options. They will be available at all times day or night.

IU Health Addiction Peer Recovery Coach Spencer Medcalf says this approach has been successful with patients.

"They're almost more willing to open up because there is that virtual piece, where we're not in person, where there seems to be that pressure where it is like an interviewer questionnaire but it's still engaging enough that we can still read body language," said Medcalf.

A total of seven IU hospitals including IU Health Frankfort, IU Health Paoli, IU Health Bedford, IU Health Saxony, IU Health Morgan, OU Health West and IU Health Arnett now offer the virtual recovery services. All IU hospitals will offer this service by the end of June 2019.

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