Rogers Behavioral Health has found innovative solutions to continue to treat patients across Wisconsin and the U.S. and connect with communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just days after the first stay-at-home orders were issued in Wisconsin, Rogers transitioned its entire network of mental health clinics to offering partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment in a secure, virtual environment through Rogers Connect Care. This allows patients to continue receiving specialized, evidence-based treatment during the pandemic in a way that reduced their risk as well as the care team’s risk.
Rogers, with the help of its foundation, also provided more than 60 laptops to patients who didn’t have the required technology to receive telehealth treatment.
Rogers is an active participant in its communities, volunteering, sponsoring, and partaking in events like annual mental health walks and community festivals. While in person activities were no longer possible, Rogers is utilizing Facebook to hold live Q&A sessions for the public with Rogers experts. These events have covered topics like teen addiction, parenting during uncertain times, anxiety disorders and their treatment, and virtual care for mental health. Recordings are available on Rogers’ Facebook page.
In addition, a free, four-part podcast series titled “Reducing the Risk of Teen Addiction” was released, hosted by Rogers’ Michelle Maloney, executive director, addiction services. It provides a useful resource to parents, teachers, and mental health professionals and can be found at Rogersbh.org/TeenAddiction.