Thrive Providing Telehealth Appointments During COVID-19

Thrive Providing Telehealth Appointments During COVID-19

Published 05/05/2020

Warwick, R.I. (MAY 5, 2020) – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Thrive Behavioral Health has and will continue to provide behavioral health services to current and new clients. Thrive’s services are available to individuals and their families including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors who are struggling with mental illness, substance use, and/or homelessness. To arrange a phone or video telehealth appointments, individuals should call 401.732.5656.

“In this unprecedented time of uncertainty and change, many individuals are experiencing increased mental health symptoms including anxiety and depression,” said Daniel Kubas-Meyer, President and CEO of Thrive Behavioral Health. “Teletherapy is a valuable resource for individuals to gain immediate access to tools that will help them cope during this stressful time.”

Thrive has implemented telehealth as an effective way to monitor clients’ mental health, adjust medications, and conduct cognitive behavioral therapy. “Teletherapy is proving to be a very effective service delivery system for treating mental health and substance use problems,” stated G. James Manko, Program Manager of Thrive’s Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health. “Many of our clients actually prefer it to face to face therapy as it removes many barriers to access.”

Thrive Behavioral Health offers counseling, case management, psychiatric services, medication management, community support services, housing services, crisis response services, and educational programs. Current and new clients may call 401.732.5656 to schedule an appointment. Individuals facing a behavioral health crisis can receive immediate help by accessing Thrive’s Emergency Services line at 401.738.4300 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

About Thrive Behavioral Health

Thrive Behavioral Health has been providing services in Rhode Island since 1976. It currently offers comprehensive behavioral healthcare programs and services annually to over 3,700 children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Our team is committed to improving clients’ quality of life through an extensive range of community-based and outpatient mental health, substance use, educational, and housing services that are recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and family-focused. Thrive is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Thrive is a founding member of Horizon Healthcare Partners (HHP), which is comprised of three Community Mental Health Centers (Community Care AllianceNewport Mental Health, and Thrive), CODAC Behavioral Healthcare, and Tides Family Services, a community-based service organization for youth and families. Thrive is one of only three nationally Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) in Rhode Island. CCBHCs were created through the “Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Act” as an initiative to expand access to behavioral healthcare in America. In Rhode Island, only three community mental health organizations—Community Care Alliance, Newport Mental Health, and Thrive Behavioral Health—achieved this standard of excellence. For more information, visit